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  • Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
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    111 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitaichijounishi 17-chome
    Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art opened in 1977 near downtown Sapporo. It runs its activities based on the themes of Hokkaido’s regional and international characteristics. In addition to the Modern Art Collection Exhibition, which features the museum’s collection from a variety of angles, it plans and holds special exhibitions to introduce outstanding works from Japan and overseas. It has also undertaken some unique initiatives such as running traveling art museums all around Hokkaido.

    A nice art museum having a good, (relatively small) collection of modern Japanese paintings, worth a visit if this has interest. At the same we visited, the museum also hosted a couple of other...

  • Kitaichi Venetian Art Museum
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sakaimachi 5-27
    The exterior of the building is modeled on the Palazzo Grassi in Venice while the second, third and fifth floor exhibition rooms, styled on the 18th century palace rooms, house an elegant museum. The museum hosts many special exhibitions in addition to the Venetian displays of interior design throughout the seasons and permanent displays of Murano Glass. You can also get dressed up in aristocratic or carnival-style clothing and have your photograph taken for posterity! The museum is a 10-minute walk from JR Minami-Otaru Station and a ten minute drive from Otaru interchange.
  • Nakasatsunai Art Village
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    Hokkaido Kasaigunnakasatsunaimura Sakae East 5 Line
    Located in the Tokachi region, Nakasatsunai Art Village (which covers an area of around 145,000 square meters) is a place where you can stroll along beautiful paths, stopping off to look round art galleries or have a bite to eat. Nakasatsunai Art Village is located around 15 minutes’ drive from Tokachi-Obihiro Airport; the Village is open from late April through to mid-October.

    。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。。 I love to visit Museum of Masami Mano. His technique is quite unique that he use watercolour paint with very precise outline which done by masking sheet. I was...

  • The Goto Sumio Museum
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    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Higashi4senkita 26
    The Goto Sumio Museum is dedicated to the work of Japanese painter Goto Sumio, who has been depicting the natural beauty of Hokkaido in his paintings for half a century. The Museum displays a comprehensive range of Mr. Goto’s work, from the first of his paintings to be selected for inclusion in the Japanese Art Institute Exhibition and other early works through to his landscapes and sketches showing the flowers associated with different seasons of the year. The Museum shop sells books containing collections of paintings, exhibition catalogs, etc. The Museum restaurant, “Furano Grill,” is also highly recommended; while they eat, diners can enjoy spectacular views of the peaks of Mt. Tokachi and the nearby hills. The Museum is around 5 minutes’ drive from JR Kamifurano Station.

    We werent quite sure what to expect from the Gallery, but we ended up spending longer here than we had planned for, the art work is breath-taking / magnificent ! Well worth the entrance fee of 1,040...

  • Miyama Touge Art Park
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    Hokkaido Sorachigunkamifuranochou Nishi8senkita 33 Fukayama Pass
    A trick art-oriented amusement facility located in Kamifurano Town. In the museum, you can see trick art that changes in appearance depending on your perspective or looks as if it's about to leap out at you despite being 2D. There's also a huge Ferris wheel from which you can enjoy a sweeping view of Kamifurano from 50 meters above the ground, and classes where you can etch a glass or make your own snow dome. On the terrace, you can barbecue Kamifurano pork and enjoy the natural scenery of the area.

    Took lavender go bus to miyama pass. just walk towards the ferry wheel about 5min. The mountain view is really beautiful. Colourful Flowers patch can be seen too. The Trick Art museum is v small. The...

  • Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Obihiro-shi Midorigaoka 2-banchi Midorigaoka Park
    This museum is located approximately a two-minute walk from the Midorigaoka 6-Chome bus stop, or a ten-minute drive from Obihiro Station. Characteristic of the museum is the modern style of the building, which was opened in 1991, and its location in the center of Midorigaoka Park, which covers a vast area of ground. It mainly contains paintings by artists who are closely related to Eastern Hokkaido, and the contents of the exhibits are changed every two to three months. Also of note are the various projects and events, such as seminars and talks where visitors can appreciate the various exhibitions with tours provided by the museum's curators.

    A bronze statue titled Victory (1923) by a French artist Emile-Antoine Bourdelle in front of the building welcomes you at this Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art. It’s one of the six Hokkaido...

  • Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido (Mima)
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitanijounishi 15
    "Migishi Kotaro Museum of Art, Hokkaido is located around seven minutes' walk from Exit 4 of Nishi-Juhatchome Station on Sapporo's Tozai Metro Line. Established as a branch of Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, the museum is known as ""Mima"" by its many aficionados. The museum has focused on collecting and exhibiting the works of Migishi Kotaro, a Sapporo-born pioneer of modern art in Japan who died young, having had a dramatic impact on modern art in Japan over the course of his brief life. The building, which is located in the gardens of the Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence, has the romantic air of a real artist's atelier set amidst beautiful trees. Some of Migishi's finest works are exhibited at the museum, which also holds special exhibitions, lectures and concerts, etc."

    Migishi Kotaro was an early Japanese modernist painter. He never traveled to Europe, but its true that he was influenced by international trends in art. His early paintings are in a naïve style, but...

  • Kanda Nissho Memorial Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Kato-gun Shikaoi Cho Higashimachi 3-2
    "This art museum is about a 30-minute drive from the Tokachi-Shimizu Interchange off the Doto Expressway. It was founded to honor the work of Nissho Kanda, who described himself as ""Farmer, and artist,"" and to serve as a base and promoter of Shikaoi's artistic culture. Nissho's work itself is marked by his use of painting knives to paint on plywood. Exhibits include many pieces that pursue a sense presence of the subjects, or that create the impression of following the observer. The museum also offers materials for those wishing to study Kanda's work, and they allow drawing and observation of representative works like his ""Indoor Landscape"" and the unfinished piece ""Horse""."

    鹿追町にある馬がシンボルマークの美術館。車で数分の福原記念美術館との共通入館券600円がお得。連休中日に訪問。神田日勝×吉田傑ダンボール・アート「飛び出す!半身の馬」は子供連れや観光客で大いに混んでいました。「馬(絶筆)」は必見。常日頃某局を見ないため、朝ドラのモデルになった作家所縁の美術館であるとは露知らず。

  • Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido
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    23 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Goryokakucho 37-6
    This museum is located near the Goryokaku Tower, a three-minute walk from the Goryoukaku Koen Iriguchi bus stop, and about seven minutes on foot from the tram stop Goryoukaku Koen-mae and is combined with the Hakodate Performing Arts Center. The exhibition focuses on modern works born in South Hokkaido and a collection of the calligrapher Kaneko Otei can be seen in the Otei Memorial room. Themed special exhibitions and lectures are also held. A family time is set up on Sunday mornings where families with children can casually visit and use discounts for special exhibitions. Original goods are also sold at the museum shop.

    The admission fee is only 150 yen per person. It is worth spending 30-50 minutes there before visit Goryokaku Tower and Goryokaku Park. The location is directly opposite Goryokaku Tower, very easy...

  • Sounkyo Mt. Daisetsu Photo Museum
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagunkamikawachou Sounkyou Old Sounkyo Elementary School Site
    A museum dedicated to Koetsu Ichinei, one of Japan's top mountain photographers and the leading photographer of the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group. Housed inside the renovated building of the former Sounkyo Elementary School, the museum's 1,570 square meters of exhibition space make it one of the largest photo museums in Japan. This space has been put to use and one of the museum's defining characteristics is its many large photographs on display. The museum's collection consists of photos taken by Ichinei presenting the four seasons of the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group as well as the creatures that live there.

    Great way to get some idea of the terrain on the way up the mountain. Can run through the place in a short time.

  • Kida Kinjiro Museum of Art
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    12 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Iwanai-gun Iwanaicho Mandai 51-3
    This museum is connected to municipal Marine Park, which faces Iwanai port. It offers a glimpse at the worldview of Kinjiro Kida, who spent his life painting the natural beauty of Iwanai. Kida is one of the main representatives of Hokkaido's western art tradition. This museum exhibits several pieces demonstrating his dynamic touch, and the show is popular for how it demonstrates the love he felt for Iwanai. Beyond the exhibits, the facility also holds various events to bring guests closer to the nature and city of Iwanai, in collaboration with area facilities and community.

    駐車場は道の駅と共用。入館料500円がJAF割引で400円になるのは他の公設しりべしミュージアムと同様。有島武郎の小説「生れ出づる悩み」のモデルとなった画家として知られています。しりべしミュージアムロード共同展2019「晴れ ときどき曇り、ところにより雪」スタンプラリー参加館もPRが控え目。「開館25周年記念 特別展示 東京の木田金次郎」展同時開催。新作品の日本橋高島屋出品作品の「ボタン」や「バラ...

  • Otaru Municipal Literature Museum / Otaru Municipal Art Museum
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    12 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 1-9-5
    A great number of excellent writers gathered in Otaru which has been an established port town for a long time. This facility was opened in November 1978 in order to preserve valuable cultural assets such as literary magazines, manuscripts and letters by authors Takiji Kobayashi, and Sei Ito and so on. The collection materials can be seen in the viewing room. It is approximately ten minutes on foot from JR Otaru Station.

    伊藤整や小林多喜二など、小樽ゆかりの作家に関する展示をしています。1952年に建てられた元の小樽地方貯金局が使われているのですが、この建物が質実剛健でシンプルな味わいを醸しています。企画展示も大変勉強になります。

  • Arai Memorial Museum of Art
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    10 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Iwanai-gun Iwanaicho Nozuka 505
    "This art museum is located on a hill overlooking Iwanai on the Sea of Japan. The two buildings contain three museums and concert halls. This museum is famous for holding several engravings by Pablo Picasso, the father of Cubism. It has a collection of 267 pieces, including ""The Frugal Meal"" from his youth, to ""Erotica"" from his late period. The Picasso Museum displays 40 carefully selected pieces at all times, and is on the second and third floors of Hall 1. It's a perfect space to approach the view of Picasso's world, which is as enchanting today as it has ever been."

    The owners reason for putting a Picasso collection up here, in the hills overlooking the quiet, out-of-the-way seaside snow town of Iwanai, will have to remain a mystery. So its worth a visit for...

  • Kita no Alps Museum
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    Hokkaido Shari-gun Sharicho Asahimachi 11-2
    "This private art museum, marked by its western exterior, is about a five-minute drive from Shiretoko-Shari Station. It exhibits pages from the mountain culture magazine ALP taken from 25 years of its run from 1959. From its inception, ALP was dedicated solely to the idea of ""glorifying nature,"" and through the cooperation of countless nature lovers became a highly spiritual magazine. This museum was founded in 1992 to commemorate the spirit of ALP, and serve as a place to soothe hearts harmed by the modern age. The two-story building exhibits roughly 50,000 pieces, including essential articles that moved readers nationwide, original manuscripts, pictures, and more."

    串田孫一氏の書斎が移築され公開されており、大きな感動を味わいました。 私が浅薄な知識しかない為、未消化ですが、大好きな作家の生原稿も展示。 個人美術館とは思えぬコレクションの豊富さに驚嘆します。 美味しい珈琲を出していただき、ゆったりと鑑賞できました。 尚、駐車場もあるようですが、斜里町はレンタサイクルがおすすめです♪

  • Eco Museum Osashima Center BIKKY Atelier 3 More
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    Hokkaido Nakagawa-gun Otoineppumura Monomanai 55
    This memorial museum is located just outside Osashima Station, and displays around 200 works of Hokkaido-born sculptor, Bikki Sunazawa. The building was originally an elementary school for Otoineppu Village, a village with the smallest population in Hokkaido, before becoming an atelier, and then becoming the exhibition facility for Bikki Sunazawa's works that it is today. The museum is divided by theme into seven areas, such as the 3:00 AM Room, which displays a reproduction of the atelier as it would have once appeared. Other items such as handwritten letters and rough sketches are exhibited here, as well. There are also original goods for sale.

    人口が北海道一少ない音威子府村の村おこしの一環として建設されたのがエコミュージアムおさしまセンターです。かつて学校だった校舎を再利用した建物で、入る前から情緒を感じることができます。200点あまりが展示されており一つ一つに考えさせられるものばかりです。

  • Eisho Sasaki Memorial Kushiro Shitsugen Art Museum
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchoukamiakan 23-38
    Kushiro Shitsugen Art Museum preserves and displays paintings by Eisho Sasaki, the “Painter of the Wetlands,” as well as materials relating to Mr. Sasaki and items that formerly belonged to him. The Museum is located near Akan International Crane Center, so visitors can also view Japanese Red-crowned Cranes while they are here. Eisho Sasaki was famous for his impressionistic paintings of Eastern Hokkaido scenes. To get to Kushiro Shitsugen Art Museum from Tancho Kushiro Airport, take the Akan Bus service and get off at the “Tancho no Sato” bus stop; the journey takes around 16 minutes.

    北海道の自然画を新聞の連載で見て興味を持ち訪問しました。目が覚めるかのような鮮やかな赤で釧路湿原を表現した作品が印象的でした。

  • Sapporo Art Park
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Geijutsunomori 2-75
    Sapporo Art Park opened in July 1986 to promote the creation of a new art and culture in the north. There are many events throughout the year as well as workshops you can use, and facilities for art and museum experiences and outdoor stages. Nursing rooms and infant facilities are also available. It is approximately 40 minutes by car from Sapporo city and approximately 15 minutes by bus from Makomanai Station on the Namboku Subway Line.
  • Toyako Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Toyako Cho Toyamachi 96-3
    An art museum on the shore of crystal-clear Lake Toya, nearly a two-hour drive from Sapporo. Located in the renovated former Toyamura Government Office Building you'll find displays including sculptures, photographs, and literary works. These include works by Bikki Sunazawa, one of Hokkaido's premier artists, and a collection of palm-sized small-scale carvings on the subject of space in the Toyamura International Carving Biennale. The museum is renowned for its works of art on display and the gorgeous vista of Lake Toya that it offers. Various events such as special exhibitions and mini-concerts are held throughout the year.

    昔の建物などに興味があり、洞爺湖に来たついでにこの洞爺湖芸術館に行ってみました。昔の役場の建物を改装して使っており、レトロ感がありなかなか良かったです。

  • Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Tokiwakouen Inside
    This art museum in Asahikawa has an amazing collection of paintings and woodcarvings by artists from the northern region. Painting events and exhibitions are regularly held. As a museum with roots in the local community they seek to infuse art into everyday life. The museum shop offers freshly brewed coffee and handicrafts by artists associated with Asahikawa.
  • Furano Landscape Gallery
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    Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Nakafurano Cho Nae Mubanchi
    "This art museum has a collection centered around oil paintings of the Furano area in all four seasons. It was opened as a studio-gallery for the artist Shuichi Okuda, who has spent his 30-year career painting landscapes. ""It's hard to capture my motif through even a single pane of glass,"" he says, and true to his work he paints outside in the harsh northern landscape all year round, in -30 degree centigrade winters or 30+ degree summers. As a result, his paintings have a depth and reality that makes viewers feel as if they are truly in that space. It is housed in the remodeled former Nae Elementary School. The building itself has been modeled into a work of art on its own."

    이 곳도 일본 현지인이 아니면 알아차리기 힘든, 지도로 찾아가야 하는 곳에 위치해있습니다. 위치 상으로도 쉽지 않지만 그래도 찾아가면 까페도 있고 쉼터도 있어 나름 만족하면서 휴식을 취하다 올 수 있습니다. 좋습니다.

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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