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Hida Takayama Museum of Art

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Address: 1-124-1 Kamiokamoto-cho, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
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Its extensive glass collection is the main attraction of this popular art...

Its extensive glass collection is the main attraction of this popular art museum.

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Interesting history

Very good exhibition of history of Takayama. Spent around 1 1/2hrs walking around museum. A lot of detail on history of the area dating back many centuries..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 December 2016
Point Cook, Australia
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Point Cook, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very good exhibition of history of Takayama. Spent around 1 1/2hrs walking around museum. A lot of detail on history of the area dating back many centuries..

Thank Lyngra2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Fab art deco collection, such a visual treat in such a lovely setting. The collection is impressive and so beautiful! Definite must if in Takayama. The cafe is fabulous too, overlooking Japanese Alps drinking organic red wine after exploring the museum was superb way to end my visit to such a special museum. Go visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had read about this museum in Lonely Planet but were completely gobsmacked at this beautiful collection of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Beautiful Lalique fountain and works by Lalique Daum Tiffany and so on and amazing furniture. The building itself is graceful and stylish too. The cafe looked lovely but as there was a private function taking place we... More 

Thank ynoAustralia
Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

After 8 days of Shinto and Buddhists shrines and temples, it was a treat to see something very different. This museum houses a collection or art glass and 1920's wood furniture. The museum itself is a treat, very modern in a very old town. It has a large museum shop and restaurant as well. We spent about an hour wandering... More 

Thank real_in_philly
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you're a fan of design, glass, or Art Deco this is a wonderful private collection made open to the public. This museum is a fine example of what one might do if they were wealthy, traveled the world, collected fine art and wanted to share their collection with generations to come. The museum is a piece of art in... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I enjoyed visiting this art gallery. It was classy and well planned. Its main focus is glassware and some interior design stuff. If thats not your interest, there is no more.

Thank dip69
Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We just came across this museum by accident whilst walking from the Folk Village area. The Charles Rennie Mackintosh themed posters alerted us to the museum which is dedicated to Art Nouveau . The building was contemporary and the displays were beautifully curated and presented. Mackintosh, Lalique, Gallo and many other noted artists whose work had been influenced by Japan... More 

Thank benthehoose
Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

It was a review in TripAdvisor that alerted us to this elegant Museum of Art. It has a superb collection of art nouveau glassware including Lalique. It also has some beautiful art nouveau furniture arranged in purpose built Roma. It is beautifully located on a hill above the city and has a very pleasant cafe with outdoor seating and a... More 

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Byron Bay, NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

We hadn't expected to find this here but it was delight. Beautiful location and a breathtaking collection of Art Nouveau glass and furniture. Lalique, Galle, Mucha and many japanese works - and a Charles Rennie Macintosh exhibition. The french-japanese connection in Art Nouveau is well-known but here you actually see it. There's even a Bristol bus parked outside though I'm... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

I rate this as Excellent with a few caveats. First, it is expensive--13,000¥. Second, it small. Third, it is not devoted to things Japanese, although there are some works in glass by Japanese artists. Given all of those, if you enjoy Art Nouveau and particularly fine art objects of glass, you will enjoy this museum. The building itself is very... More 

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