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Sagawa Art Museum

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:30
Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Stunning buildings and site. Okay collection.

As other reviewers have noted, the architecture is incredible. The interior display arrangements... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Craig C
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Architecture and art , Raku pottery

À spectacular set of buildings with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains , the Sagawa Art... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nancy c
new york city
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1 week ago
“Architecture and art , Raku pottery”
14 Feb 2018
“Fabulous Art Museum”
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2891 Kitagawa Mizuhocho, Moriyama 524-010, Shiga Prefecture
+81 77-585-7800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

À spectacular set of buildings with beautiful views of the surrounding mountains , the Sagawa Art museum near Lake Biwa is worth a trip from Kyoto for those interested in modern architecture and Raku pottery. Since special exhibitions are part of the mix, visitors should...More

Thank nancy c
Reviewed 14 February 2018

We were taken by friends to visit this Art Museum knowing nothing really about it but after experiencing especially the Raku Kichizaemon exhibition, it was indeed one of the highlights of our trip. We loved it and think about the experience often.

2  Thank Cloudlake
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

As many voter said,worth visiting here to see the architecture especially for architects and the students. There are two main building combined each other. The Building might be so simple construction,but you can feel much nature in the building. Sunshine,wind,flow of water.... You can feel...More

Thank jake_hm
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Quite disappointing as drove all the way from Hikone to see the ‘magic’ attractions. Limited displays means we are done in 30 minutes and pretty nothing much more to offer.

Thank Crazy_about_Japan
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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.

1  Thank ananasjapan
Reviewed 19 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...More

Thank anchun006
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...More

1  Thank Craig C
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...More

Thank nnhuho
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...More

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed 20 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.

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