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Sagawa Art Museum

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Address: 2891 Kitagawa Mizuhocho, Moriyama 524-010, Shiga Prefecture
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+81 77-585-7800
09:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Stunning buildings and site. Okay collection.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
Craig C
Toronto, Canada
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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank ananasjapan
Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 worth to visit

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 colors are good, but too many are just so- so. Same goes for the ceramics.... More 

Thank Craig C
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 boundaries, like you are in the open air

Thank nnhuho
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurant was excellent and reasonalby priced.

Thank Brenda T
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

For those who likes architecture, it is a place worth for spending 1- hours. The new extension of he museum Raku Kichiaemon Kan which was built to host tea bowls, the exhibition hall is well designed to give unique experience to visitors.

Thank AnnaWYYau
Semarang, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

My first impression on this museum is a perfection of dreamy water. There are 3 exhibiton theme inside these museum. One of it, that is very impress me is Raku exhibiton hall, which located underneath the pool water. Inside, we feel like a womb, that symbolize the fragility of the ceramic bowl. The display is very serious and evrything is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

The Museum building is gorgeous, and although the permanent exhibition was mediocre, the special tea ceremony room designer b Mr. Raku himself is well worth the visit. The visit requires reservations in advance- but don't bother visiting without visiting the tea house.

Thank Mish_H50
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

This museum may surprise unassuming visitors with two distinctive features. One feature is its attractive building and the surrounding. The buildingt is designed not only to appear floating on the expanse of water pool (presumably to emphasize its adjacency to Lake Biwa, but also to emulate traditional Japanese timber building structure. The other feature is its exhibits. They are the... More 

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los angeles, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

It's not easy to get there if you don't drive. Even though one can take JR kine to Tatada station, bus connection is not frequent. The museum structure is pretty plain but the surrounding water makes it an interesting architecture. The tea house tour requires another entrance fee and appointment. If you don't speak Japanese, it may not be a... More 

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