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Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art

1-1 HijiyamaKoen, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
+81 82-264-1121
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Thoroughly Enjoyable

A beautifully creative museum. I attended the special exhibit: Binding Threads-The Art of Creating... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
AMY21212
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Unpopular for a reason

A mediocre and relaxing museum. Adult admission was ¥370, without the main exhibition. Most likely... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Nejad M
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Irvine, California
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Hiroshima MOCA provides opportunities for education by art, and presents programs possessing both local qualities and an international character, enabling visitors to consider Hiroshima from the world and the world Hiroshima linking the contemporary to the future.
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  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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1-1 HijiyamaKoen, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A beautifully creative museum. I attended the special exhibit: Binding Threads-The Art of Creating "Between-ness." There were several pieces displaying the thinness and lightness of cloth created....some pieces were gossamer-like...and just shimmered....others used the weaving of the materials combined with special dyes to special affect....More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A mediocre and relaxing museum. Adult admission was ¥370, without the main exhibition. Most likely requires no more than one hour to see all of the working great detail. A little bit difficult to reach due to its location set at the top of the...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

It's a steep walk to get here with some nice views, but permanent collection is currently closed - didn't bother with temp exhibition which is scale models of the city.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We got lucky as there was a great exhibition on while we there, the manga and paintings by Tiger Tateishi and Yuchi Yokohama. Our teenage children loved these works. It was also a lovely stroll up the hill to the museum, with Autumn leaves still...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Usual story for museums of contemporary art. great building design and some interesting exhibits by warhol etc but most father new exhibits are emperors new clothes and could be done by GSCe art students ( and that is doing the students a disfavour) . not...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

The main reason to come is to look down from the elevation and see Hiroshima city and wonder at the devastation last century. The building is good, but the location is dreadful for it. No vantage to truly observe it. Reasonable collection. Doesn't blow your...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Some of the work is inspired by the A-Bomb. Otherwise, seeing Warhol Campbell mushroom soup tins in Hiroshima seems a bit pointless to me. The Le Courbusier (spelling?) models of buildings were interesting for my architect-father in law. Could have easily missed it.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were attracted by a special exhibition ("The world is strange: the manga and paintings of Tiger Tateishi and Yuchi Yokohama") which was outstanding. The exhibits from the museum's regular collection were also excellent. This is one of the most accessible and enjoyable modern art...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

First of all, they have a nice sculpture garden, and it is very serene & peaceful. Their permanent collection is quite interesting, and I caught an exhibit by a Vietnamese artist that was great. The museum is easily accessible by the hop-on, hop-off bus.

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went to the hill where the museum is situated on the tour bus that you can hop on and off, it is part of the privileges you have with your JR pass. We had spend much time at the Peace Memorial museum and park...More

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