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Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

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Address: 2-1 Dejima-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 11-81-958-33-2110

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Moderm Art Museum that House Famous Paintings

Came here via the Tram. The building is Modern and very futuristic. For 400yen, you can see the art collection, Otherwise, it is free to see the building. The art collection has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The building was beautiful, and very cool to walk around, and I really appreciated that the permanent collection was free to view - but I came specifically for the temporary exhibit featuring Mucha, since he's an artist that doesn't get solo shows often. It was a great exhibit with a lot of pieces to see and I really took my... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The building is beautiful but the exhibitions are not really interesting. The permanent exhibition is a collection of some Japanse guy with a somewhat interesting background. He was in Europe and Spain during WW2 as a diplomat and while there collected art. His art collection is on display here although Spain kept a part of it. The art is European,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Came here via the Tram. The building is Modern and very futuristic. For 400yen, you can see the art collection, Otherwise, it is free to see the building. The art collection has the paintings of Rembrant. They also features many Spanish artist, of which Pablo Picaso is the most famous with two paintings. The third floor is the sky roof... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Rather small collection and not first class. Interesting building for Japanese standards, but do not have too high expectations. Good if it is raining in Nagasaki or if you have seen everything else and still have an afternoon to kill. Otherwise do not bother.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is a relatively new fine art museum that opened its door in 2005, but its history goes back to 1965 when Nagasaki Prefecture opened the Nagasaki Prefectural Museum. Located near the Dejima Stop of the municipal tramway, the prominent museum building complex is easy to spot. It has five rooms for their permanent collection and another for a special... More 

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Tarui-cho, Japan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

It's 400 yen to get into the permanent exhibit which is very small. We spent 30 minutes and saw everything. They have two Picassos. It wasn't really worth it. The public exhibit is free and was a collection of calligraphy. Since we can't read Japanese, we couldn't appreciate this section. The Temporary exhibit is an additional 1400 yen. We didn't... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Beside the changing exhibitions, it is worth to visit this Museum because of the architecture and the Museum shop.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Worth a visit, beautiful building by Kengo Kuma with spacious rooms for the art and a nice museumshop. Visit the museum for the architecture; art is okay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Though being designed by Kengo Kuma, the museum itself is not excellent. The building has some nice ideas and features but overall it is not an architectural masterpiece. The exhibition is good for Japanese standards. If it is rainy and you have some time to spend, maybe it is worth a visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were very much fascinated by the beautiful building and its interior designs but not so by the art collections and exhibitions. It is located near the harbour and there is a nice cafeteria inside. We can enjoy a fantastic view from the rooftop.

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