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Hikaru Museum

175 Nakayamamachi, Takayama 506-0051, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-34-6511
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An unusual find

Who would expect a Mayan pyramid, mainly buried under a hillside, in the Takayama suburbs? Packed... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
via mobile
Great for Art lovers

Although a little out of the way,it is a must see for art lovers,who appreciate art for the 1800 up... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2017
Gold Coast Hinterland, Australia
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175 Nakayamamachi, Takayama 506-0051, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-34-6511
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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

1  Thank Buckster21
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

1  Thank GCCM78
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
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
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
Reviewed 12 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
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

8  Thank rookstar81
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

They got amazingly extensive collections of valuable items from all over the world! I was surprised to find such a place in small town of takayama. Their explanatory sign boards are informative enough, and it is really worth visiting.

Thank Junichi38
Reviewed 24 April 2015

This was interesting and had a trail map in English with some brief English information, it have a great history of the place

Thank timntoots
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Lots of interesting items on display. Quite informative. There isn't any commentary or guides through the museum but there is plenty of information in English and Japanese.

Thank Phillip M
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