Honma Art Museum Garden

Honma Art Museum Garden, Sakata: Hours, Address, Honma Art Museum Garden Reviews: 4/5

Honma Art Museum Garden
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Gardens • Art Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.0
71 reviews
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thelonious22
Seongnam4,288 contributions
Garden is great, museum is not
Jul 2019 • Couples
Honma Museum of Art was a quick ten minute walk from the train station. The museum itself was quite disappointing and hardly worth the trip for its small exhibition that didn’t allow photos. First floor was mostly older Japanese paintings on scrolls and the second floor had some small carved artwork that took no more than fifteen minutes to check out. Not a single piece left an impression and the 1000 yen charge is simply ludicrous for it.

Luckily the adjacent Kakubuen Garden is quite pleasant to walk around in. While not in the same league as some of the better known Japanese gardens, it is a picturesque garden especially with the Seienkaku Pavilion as it’s centerpiece. Surprisingly, this garden which is the best part of the museum by far, can be visited for free. Entry fee to visit the Seienkaku Pavilion is included in the museum fee which pretty much saved the visit from being a total rip off. While the artifacts inside wasn’t all that interesting, some good perspectives of the garden can be observed from the inside.
Written 27 July 2019
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TassieTripping
Hobart, Australia546 contributions
Beautiful small garden in autumn
Nov 2017 • Solo
This small garden was a short walk from the station. It was very well laid out, and luckily there were not very many visitors. There were many good photographic views so it was worth a slow walk around. I didn't have time to go into the museum or guest house but the latter was well sited in the garden
Written 29 October 2018
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Seamsy
Adelaide, Australia8 contributions
Interesting museum beautiful gardens
May 2017 • Couples
If you enjoy seeing an old and historical collection the pieces in the museum are well worth looking at. Having Google translator was really helpful to understand the age and range of these pieces. It is only small but interesting. The gardens and traditional building are beautiful. Visiting in May with the white azaleas in flower setting off the formal garden was lovely. Beautiful.
Written 22 May 2017
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Andrew1234
Doylestown, PA549 contributions
go for the traditional Japanese garden & guest house
May 2016 • Couples
This property’s main draw is the traditionally-styled guest house and exquisite garden situated to look out onto Mt. Chokai. The garden is a beautiful example of shakkei (incorporation of background landscape into the garden). In the garden, dozens of carefully shaped white azaleas were beautiful in mid-May. It was a great time to visit! There were many wonderful stone lanterns as well. They were worth more than a passing glance.

The emperor and his family stayed at the guest house several times up through the end of WWII. The beautiful house features several ingenious interior lighting effects, which the docent will point out to you.

In sad contrast to the garden, the art museum next door looked like a modern school building. The collection of Oriental ceramics was nice but limited.
Written 20 May 2016
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James H
Honolulu, HI8 contributions
Beautiful view of garden
Apr 2016 • Couples
It has a beautiful garden that can be enjoyed by all the rooms on the house.
It's a very large building during the period became known as a guest house for dignitaries.
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Some antiques of the period, some on loan. The emperor Showa, when a prince stayed there.
Written 27 April 2016
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YoroNikki
Yamagata Prefecture, Japan39 contributions
Fall in love, take pics without the crowds
Aug 2014 • Family
The entrance fee seemed a bit steep to be honest but it was worth it. The newer building houses various Homma Family treasures, which do need explanation, all signs in Japanese but they do have English pamphlets and you might find someone to explain. The villa and garden in various seasons never fails to delight. My son loves to run around the garden, escaping, climbing, taking different paths. I love the second floor hand thrown glass, it is slightly blurry. It is essentially a house but anyone who appreciated Japanese architecture will love it. YOu can also get green tea and sweets here and enjoy it sitting on very old cool furniture. I was lucky enough to see a play performed in the garden, while sitting inside with all the door open. It is a place to relax and contemplate in my opinion.
Written 17 February 2015
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Honma Art Museum Garden is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00