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Cool museum, off the beaten path

I wanted to go to a museum in osaka that was really special, the chikatsu asuka museum and the... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Keith_K_S_Y
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Singapore, Singapore
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Excellent museum on the old Asuka and Kofun period

This is a must if you are interested in the old Asuka and Kofun period, although you must reserve... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2015
reinh10
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Zurich, Switzerland
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299 Higashiyama, Kanan-cho, Minamikawachi-gun 585-0001, Osaka Prefecture
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The building is a very fine example of the work of Tadao Ando, winner of the Pritzker Price. The museum focuses on the origines of the culture of Japan, with an interessant story about the influence of immigrants from Korea and China. You can see...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I wanted to go to a museum in osaka that was really special, the chikatsu asuka museum and the national museum of ethnology were the two I shortlisted. I actually decided on the museum of ethnology, but I realised the day before that it was...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

We visited the Chikatsu Asuka Museum as part of our architectural tour and by a hired bus (since the directions to the site seemed baffling to figure out on our own). Having seen a lot of Ando san's works already in Japan we were impressed...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

This is a must if you are interested in the old Asuka and Kofun period, although you must reserve at least half a day as the museum is far outside Osaka and not easy to reach. The museum is organisied by cultural periods, starting with...More

Date of experience: January 2015
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Reviewed 27 February 2015

This is a marvellous museum that I came to for the Ando architecture, and left with an appreciation for the remarkable contents. Getting there is a schelp. I followed google maps from Osaka which took me to Kaminotaishi Station (c. 1 hour from Osaka downtown)...More

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

You have to be a determined 'collector' of Tadao Ando architect sites to get here and see all that is offered. If you are, this will be a worthwhile journey. The nearest station is Kishi, on the Kintetsu Nagano line, approximately 30-40 minutes south of...More

Date of experience: April 2012
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Reviewed 19 September 2011

Extravagant building to house a special period of the history of Japan. Informative exhibition with information in English on leaflets, the English audio tour is NOT available. That is a pity, but the leaflet is informative and the exhibition is excellent. Combine it with a...More

Date of experience: September 2011
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