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“The number one garden in Japan!”

Adachi Museum of Art
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Japan Sakura Tour 11days
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Yasugi
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed November 21, 2012

Adachi Museum of Art is a nice place to see Japanese art but definitely the best part of it is the fabulous garden, which now has been ranked the number one in Japan. The garden is huge and you can see it from different angles, though only through the windows.
This place is absolutely worth a visit!

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Reviewed June 21, 2012

If you have an interest in the way Japanese aesthetics compliment the natural landscape this is the place to come for a variety of reasons. Firstly the trip to Yasugi (I came from Okayama) is a pleasant 2 hr train trip with no changing trains and past beautiful country side. The gardens are as immaculate as their publicity photos, my quick snaps are almost identical. I was concerned about getting to the gardens but from Yasugi station a clearly marked bus come almost every half hour and shuttles people for free to the garden and gallery. This was the reason I returned to Japan and was worried about being let down, but I certainly wasn't. There is an affect of the gardens that cannot be put into words, and even viewing them behind a glass wall did not mare this. I must also comment on the gardeners tirelessly working in the summer sun, for me, they are part of the image. These gardens are man made, perfectly manicured to express the harmony of nature, so to view the gardens is to view the people who create them.

Don't forego the gallery though. This was an equally breathtaking house of modern Japanese and Chinese art. I was not expecting to enjoy the gallery so much, but really, the array of contemporary reflection on Japanese identity was very interesting. All in all, a fantastic day and well worth the travel and small expense.

1  Thank Paolo S
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

If you are interested in Japanese gardens this place is an absolute must-see. Japan is famous for presentation and attention to detail but the Adachi takes this to a new level. Indeed it makes Kyoto's best look, well, scruffy! Every tree, rock and blade of grass has been subjected a level of attentiveness that suggests hyper-reality. This is to say nothing of the quality of the composition which is sheer art. This is a magnificent, captivating place.

1  Thank JLRB66
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

I'm not sure I have to words necessary to articulate the absolute beauty of the Adachi gardens. Yes, they've quite a collection of ceramics, paintings and relics, but it was the simple Art of nature that drew me in. Located in sleepy, untouched Yasugi City, in Shimane Prefecture, Mr. Adachi founded the museum after becoming a well respected businessman, investor and land owner. He chose this sleepy town because it is where he was born, and wanted people from all over the world to experience it.

One review mentioned difficulty seeing the actual landscape (in Japanese). It's true, we probably all came expecting to walk to the garden's edge, but in fact, most viewed from behind glass. My only disappointment. It does bring in visitors from all over the world, so it's likely to be busy as well. By no means would I avoid it for this reason alone. MoMa in NYC is a madhouse comparatively.

But the gardens, as I said, will take your breath away. While I've never seen such a setting in the wild, I found myself welling up inside. Taken back by the autumnal tones, I stood for hours, simply absorbing this human display of nature. So as I don't have the right words to better describe it, allow me to show you some photos. Adachi is not to be missed!

**IF you show your foreign PASSPORT, you will be given a nice discount!!!**

2  Thank wandererer151
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

If you are serious about Japanese gardens you have to come here.

1  Thank mdot1
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