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Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa

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Must-visit for the architecture

It’s strange how this one artist Hiroshi Senju has a museum dedicated solely to displaying his... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
LunchOfSeafoodPasta
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Tokyo, Japan
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An architectural destination

As fans of Pritzker prize winning SANAA we were pleasantly surprised to find this museum in... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
irishroadchild
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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815 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0194, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Senju-san is a gifted artist whith a rather unique style. However, most of his work is is similar, nothing that makes me want to return for a second look. The museum (gallery) was far more interesting for me. There is a pleasant cafe worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Keith B
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

It’s strange how this one artist Hiroshi Senju has a museum dedicated solely to displaying his work, especially since he is pretty contemporary and his work isn’t so prolific or even that interesting, but this museum is unique with its undulating floor and purity of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

As fans of Pritzker prize winning SANAA we were pleasantly surprised to find this museum in Karuizawa. We discovered it was here when we picked up a flyer at the shinkansen station with coupons to several museums in the area. The coupon was for 100...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

This museum is worth a visit just to see the building in which it is housed. The single-story structure is an extraordinary work, but for some bizarre reason, photographs inside are prohibited. The art collection is quite mundane, mostly with bland landscape works. The highlight...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Great architecture, interesting art, amazing atmosphere. Go there if you’re in the area! Loved it a lot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Trahlem
Reviewed November 1, 2017

The Fall Room of the museum is worth the visit. They use a big painting as a screen. Wonderful. Parts of Senjus work are really interesting, other parts match illustrations to children's books. The museum itself is very interesting with gardens build "in" the museum.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite art museums. Everything in the museum is by Hiroshi Senju. Love everything especially the Fall Room. The building itself is an art piece. So serene and blends perfectly with the landscape. An amazing museum and is a must when in Karuizawa.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

I did not know this famous Japanese painter. His themes are waterfalls and deers. The museum building is unique and quite interesting. (No photos inside)

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

The Hiroshi Senju Museum, designed by Ryue Nishizawa (西沢立衛), is unquestionably one of the most captivating pieces of architecture I have had the privilege to see with my own eyes. The organically-shaped, curvilinear light wells puncture through the roof, creating some of most exquisite indoor...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank teddyiris
Reviewed October 15, 2016

This is a relatively small gallery but it is so imaginatively designed that the building is almost as impressive as the wonderful work on display. Don't miss the 'Fall Room.' Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2016
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