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Sagawa Art Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Architecture, Art and Alice in the Science World

It's a great place to enjoy Architecture and art. Most the places it's prohibited to capture of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Stunning buildings and site. Okay collection.

As other reviewers have noted, the architecture is incredible. The interior display arrangements... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Craig C
Toronto, Canada
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2891 Kitagawa Mizuhocho, Moriyama 524-010, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great place to enjoy Architecture and art. Most the places it's prohibited to capture of the photo but you are allowed to take photos in the "Alice in the Science World" gallery which is very funny and interesting part.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maruf_Haque_Khan
Reviewed 8 October 2018

À spectacular set of buildings with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains , the Sagawa Art museum near Lake Biwa is worth a trip from Kyoto for those interested in modern architecture and Raku pottery. Since special exhibitions are part of the mix, visitors should...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nancy c
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We were taken by friends to visit this Art Museum knowing nothing really about it but after experiencing especially the Raku Kichizaemon exhibition, it was indeed one of the highlights of our trip. We loved it and think about the experience often.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Cloudlake
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

As many voter said,worth visiting here to see the architecture especially for architects and the students. There are two main building combined each other. The Building might be so simple construction,but you can feel much nature in the building. Sunshine,wind,flow of water.... You can feel...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jake_hm
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Quite disappointing as drove all the way from Hikone to see the ‘magic’ attractions. Limited displays means we are done in 30 minutes and pretty nothing much more to offer.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Crazy_about_Japan
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Traditional Japanese Tea ceremony goods from Raku Kichizaemon. The collection is the best in Japan. You will not be able to find this much collection in Kyoto either. If you are found of Japanese Tea Ceremony or near Kyoto area, I recommend to visit.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank ananasjapan
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Amazing Museum with incredible architecture and it was great experience to see around this place . They surrounded with water its make inexpressive moment when you are looking outside . But It will be hard if you are not understand Japanese language . But still...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank anchun006
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

As other reviewers have noted, the architecture is incredible. The interior display arrangements are state-of-the-art. But the facility surpasses the contents. Three artists only are exhibited and I assume that this place is the residual depository of their work. Some of the Silk Road water...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank Craig C
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I went there in a rainy day. Impressed with the architecture although I did not understand the Japanese guide. There is a room in the upper floor looking out the the vast water land. The glass is so transparent that you can't not feel the...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank nnhuho
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Didn't plan to visit another museum after visiting the Miho Museum the previous day but so glad that we went. The design was minimalistic and artistic. The exhibits were very special and interesting. Not very crowded on a Sunday. The duck breast soba in the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Brenda T
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Janet B
18 November 2018|
Response from nancy c | Reviewed this property |
I Think the information is on the museum website. It’s quite a striking building.