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The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum

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An intimate visit

As a fan of Noguchi, I learned about this museum when I visited the Moerenuma Park in Sapporo... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
travelmomVancouver
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This museum is a little of the beaten track, about 30 minute taxi ride from downtown Takamatsu but... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
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3519 Murechomure, Takamatsu 761-0121, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

As a fan of Noguchi, I learned about this museum when I visited the Moerenuma Park in Sapporo. reservation is needed and this guaranteed good attention for visitors. The guide was kind enough to explain everything in English for us. Abundant time was allowed in...More

1  Thank travelmomVancouver
Reviewed 29 November 2017

This museum is a little of the beaten track, about 30 minute taxi ride from downtown Takamatsu but well worth the effort. The Museum has many Noguchi exhibits to see and the garden site is also very interesting.

2  Thank Joan H
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Walking in his landscaped garden is like moving in and around a gigantic sculpture. Very moving to see his studio with finished and unfinished work.

Thank patmil75
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Even though a lot is made of booking we emailed 2 days before and got a booking . It isn't the easiest place to find so we got a taxi for about 3000 yen . The atmosphere is calm and peaceful and we were very...More

Thank Jennie F
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If it wasn't for the hassle of the booking in advance, it would be really well worth it. The entrance fees are also a little expensive. However, the house is AMAZING and worth seeing. The surroundings are also amazing.

Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Visiting Noguchi's studio, house and garden, and seeing his works displayed together was a special experience and worth the trip to Takamatsu.

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Visited the Noguchi studio on an extended art/culture tour to Japan in 2005. It is a lovely, serene place, with many of the sculptor's works on site. Just wander around and enjoy the ambience and creative spirit of the place. There is a nice gift...More

2  Thank EmDee2013
Reviewed 29 May 2015

We got lost and stopped at a query for directions and the guy took his car and we followed him for a couple of miles! The graciousness of the people of Japan is amazing. Lovely country and lovely people, just a bit to strict. We...More

2  Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 19 November 2014

This is a very interesting museum and includes many Noguchi sculptures and also his part time home for the last about 20 years of his life. Most of the buildings that he incorporated into his compound are from another era and he had them disassembled...More

7  Thank thewestxyz
Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

....this place is a must. It's pricey, and you have to reserve in advance, and it's out of the way. And it affords a wonderful look into the way Noguchi lived and worked in Japan. Lots of stones, in various stages of being worked. Interesting...More

2  Thank Helen B
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