Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery

Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery

Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum Higashiyama Kaii Gallery
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Higashiyama Kaii Gallery is temporarily closed for renovation from May 31th 2017. Nagano Prefectural Shinano Art Museum is also closed for reconstruction from October 1st 2017.
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Nagano, Japan
Nagano, Japan1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Business
Small and cozy art gallery where you can see the artworks including several masterpieces of the great Japanese-style painter from 20th century, Higashiyama Kaii. Has a small gift shop. The building was designed by a famous architect named Taniguchi Yoshio. Adjacent to the time-honored temple, Zenkoji.
Written January 20, 2020
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Zfy Ed
Singapore, Singapore9,820 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The museum is just located opposite of the centuries old Zenko-ji Temple (from it's garden ground, it's 1-min walk by crossing the traffic light). Do checkout my review of the temple too.

This is a rather small sized museum as compared to it's counterpart be it in Japan or overseas but the architectural of the building is trendy and modern. Instead of wall, they use glasses and that's smart, to improve the natural lighting in the gallery and the museum area.

Having mentioned earlier, because of it's small size, the exhibits and displays were comparatively limited but if you happen to the fan of the exhibit themed, well, this is the place that you should come by!

During our visit then, there was the exhibition by the wood sculptor, Toya Shigeo. Well, for non-artistic persons, we found the exhibits were amazing and creative!
Written January 5, 2023
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ShonWata
Singapore, Singapore177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
I visited this museum to join a special exhibition on Peter Drucker collection on Japanese art. The collection consists of great master pieces of Japanese paintings in 15- 20th century, which we all loved.
The booklet of this special exhibition captures well this great collection and it certainly worth buying.
This museum stands just next to Zenkoji. I highly recommend visiting this place together with your Zenkoji visit. Their regular and permanent exhibition for Higashiyama Kaii is definitely worth viewing. His great pieces of paintings on the nature of Nagano will impress you for sure.
Written August 16, 2015
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Simon R
65 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We had a funny experience, as the lady at the reception showed us the brochure with a particular exhibition that was starting that day. She showed us the way to viewing. But then she chased after us, and took us to a large room that was empty. We then went to another large room, also empty. Using Google Translate she confirmed the exhibition was closed. It was worth it for the experience. When we left, she was showing another visitor the exhibition print out....The Zenkoji Temple is very close by and was worth a visit if you want a backup plan.
Written March 4, 2018
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Shafad S
London, UK66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
We experience the first snow fall here. This place is amazing, very beautiful and clean. The forests are untouched and snowfall was the softest and powdery! Along the way we stopped at the rest and relax point along the highway, it was perfectly clean, and a good spot for photography!
Written October 15, 2017
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Erik S
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Went to visit the museum early morning, so it was very quiet inside, only a handful of people. First we saw the Higashiyama Kaii Galery which is full of his paintings and sketches. Some very impressive and nice to see a Japanese view on European (Scandinavian) landscapes. Next we went to the Shinano Art museum which is right next to is. The buildings are connected but you need a different ticket for both. Going into the Shinano Art Museum is going back in time (not in a positive way). Everything is really dated and the art isn't too impressive to make up for the state of the building. I would recommend you to visit the Higashiyama Kaii Galery but the Shinano Art Museum isn't worth your money or your time. Unfortunately there was no English translation, apart from the small English pamflet and the titles of the paintings in the Higashiyama Kaii Galery. Would be nice to have a bilingual museum!
Written July 4, 2015
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HDStripad
Australia904 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
The permanent collection of paintings by Higashiyama Kaii was an absolute delight for me and I expect will be enjoyed by people who enjoy French impressionist artists such as Monet and Cezanne.
Written September 20, 2023
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John M
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
A beautiful building in its own right but also houses some great works including by Higaishiyama in his own dedicated gallery. Our visit also happened to coincide with an exhibition by the wood sculptor Toya Shigeo which was outstanding.
Written November 11, 2022
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375katied
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
I enjoyed this gallery very much. Higashiyama Kaii paintings on the nature of Nagano is very impressive. This museum is definitely worth viewing.
Written November 18, 2015
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Julie k
Austria5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
I enjoyed this gallery very much. It was interesting to see a Japanese artists view of Europe. The panitings are very emotive. The gallery is just the right size and of attractive design with a good range of the artist's works.
Written July 8, 2015
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