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Hikaru Museum

175 Nakayamamachi, Takayama 506-0051, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-34-6511
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Jaw-dropping in its scale

This museum is jaw-dropping in its scale. I can't imagine what it cost to erect, and I failed in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
venividivice
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Ko Samui, Thailand
Interesting gallery

We enjoyed our gallery experience, they had an exhibition on display that had the Hokusai print of... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Kerrie H
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Wollongong, Australia
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175 Nakayamamachi, Takayama 506-0051, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-34-6511
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is jaw-dropping in its scale. I can't imagine what it cost to erect, and I failed in trying to discover who paid for it all, although there does seem to be a link to a new Japanese "religion" known as Mahikari. Whatever...it is...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our gallery experience, they had an exhibition on display that had the Hokusai print of the great wave off Kanagawa. Very excited to see this, very helpful, friendly staff.

Thank Kerrie H
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit for its strangeness alone. Designed for vast numbers of visitors the museum was almost empty on a Saturday apart from us. Small but interesting collection of western artwork and special Hokusai exhibition were worth seeing. Archaeology rooms etc were extremely dated looking....More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Who would expect a Mayan pyramid, mainly buried under a hillside, in the Takayama suburbs? Packed with ancient and other artefacts, as well as anthropological and archeological exhibits, this vast complex is informative and has plenty to occupy children, who can dress up as Pharoah,...More

2  Thank Buckster21
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Although a little out of the way,it is a must see for art lovers,who appreciate art for the 1800 up to modern days. It depicts Japanese artists from those eras,and all the work is framed and laid out in a HUGE gallery. There is a...More

2  Thank GCCM78
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

DO NOT MISS this place, if you are an art lover (any art) !!! The best art museum, I have seen in Japan. A wide selection of arts : European, Japanese, abstract and so on. The building complex is HUGE and so beautiful. Not too...More

Thank Shlomi T
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lots of archaeology exhibits, ancient civilization of Japan, there is also a video screening of the founder of Sukyo Mahikari. Informative, interesting, spirituality, a must visit in Takayama. Also various exhibitions are held.

Thank Greenhorn
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

The architecture of the building is a mixture of Azetic and Mayan. The history of civilisation in human is very interesting and informative. Day visit may not enough to see everything. The staffs are very polite and willing to dispense information. The artifacts are impressive...More

Thank Geoffrey T
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

The Hikaru Museum was a real discovery for us. It was not listed in our (some dated ?) guidebook, neither was it mentionned by our group guide. We saw a poster of an occasional exhibit of a Japanes clay/earh master and so we went :...More

Thank henricus v
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Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

One of the strangest places I have been to. After the 1st and 2nd floor it thought this place was weird... and then the 3rd floor made me understand. This is some sort of cult who have spent and absolute bomb on a strange self...More

9  Thank rookstar81
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