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Sezon Museum of Modern Art

2140 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0111, Nagano Prefecture
+81 267-46-2020
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Some very good art in a beautiful setting

The setting is beautiful, with an understated modern building surrounded by forest, with a grassy... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Selsy
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New Zealand
Kind of strange

In beautiful surroundings is this museum with works by Warhol, Johns, Tinguely, Kiefer and some... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
ADanishMan
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Odense, Denmark
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2140 Nagakura, Karuizawa-machi, Kitasaku-gun 389-0111, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The setting is beautiful, with an understated modern building surrounded by forest, with a grassy area displaying modern sculpture. There is some impressive work inside, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Jasper Johns, Jackson Pollock and others, and I really enjoyed my visit. The admission is 1500...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

In beautiful surroundings is this museum with works by Warhol, Johns, Tinguely, Kiefer and some Japanese artists. The museum isn't big but worth taking a stroll.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Depending on what's on display this museum can be a pleasant "find" for those that appreciate modern art. Situated in a natural setting in the Sengataki forest the grounds are absolutely beautiful. Underappreciated and never crowded.

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Reviewed 12 May 2016

This surprisingly good museum doesn't overflow with works on display but the ones it does have are excellent -- Warhol, Rothko, Duchamp, Pollack, etc. All set in a beautiful, tranquil forested lot up the road from Hoshinoya resort. Admission is on the pricey side but...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

This is a must see whilst in Naka-Karuizawa. Great exhibition of modern art, inside and outside in the gardens. Coffee was also excellent. As another reviewer mentioned, a real surprise.

Thank Ian B
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

I went to this museum not expecting too much. Then I remembered that this was set up by one of the famouse Tautsumi brothers who was a writer and a poet and also ran Seibu Saizon Group of department stores and other culture businesses. During...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

this is the place that a famous business founder, art connoisseur, and writer established during his height. the entire place including the garden and the building, needless to say the collection, worth a visit.

1  Thank Ogimoto
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Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

I visited the museum from Hoshino Area in foot. The museum was surrounded by nature and the environment was quite nice. The garden was decorated by art works. As the name of the museum, only modern art works were displayed. I get to like some...More

Thank Harempercussion
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

A hidden gem, one of my favorite art museums in the world. The museum is set in a large garden with a strolling path through the mossy grounds with well placed sculptures mainly by Japanese artists such as Noguchi, Inoue and Yasuda. The building houses...More

2  Thank Chris P
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