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Address: 299 Higashiyama, Minamikawachi-gun, Kanan-cho 585-0001, Osaka Prefecture
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+81 721-93-8321

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Excellent museum on the old Asuka and Kofun period

This is a must if you are interested in the old Asuka and Kofun period, although you must reserve at least half a day as the museum is far outside Osaka and not easy to reach. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 April 2015
Zurich, Switzerland
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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

We visited the Chikatsu Asuka Museum as part of our architectural tour and by a hired bus (since the directions to the site seemed baffling to figure out on our own). Having seen a lot of Ando san's works already in Japan we were impressed but not bowled over. It certainly has a lot of charm simply by being inaccessible... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

This is a must if you are interested in the old Asuka and Kofun period, although you must reserve at least half a day as the museum is far outside Osaka and not easy to reach. The museum is organisied by cultural periods, starting with the Asuka period beginnings and then leading into the room where they display a large... More 

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edinburgh, scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015

This is a marvellous museum that I came to for the Ando architecture, and left with an appreciation for the remarkable contents. Getting there is a schelp. I followed google maps from Osaka which took me to Kaminotaishi Station (c. 1 hour from Osaka downtown) and then a taxi ride. But the proper route is to go to Kishi and... More 

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

You have to be a determined 'collector' of Tadao Ando architect sites to get here and see all that is offered. If you are, this will be a worthwhile journey. The nearest station is Kishi, on the Kintetsu Nagano line, approximately 30-40 minutes south of central Osaka. From Kishi station, a local bus will deposit you on a rural road,... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

Extravagant building to house a special period of the history of Japan. Informative exhibition with information in English on leaflets, the English audio tour is NOT available. That is a pity, but the leaflet is informative and the exhibition is excellent. Combine it with a walk in the surrounding with all the old remains of graves and dwellings of >... More 

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