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Art Museum Spots in Tochigi Area

  • Emile Galle Museum (Exposition Permanente des Verreries D' Emile Galle)
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Hei 132
    This art museum in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture is located inside a building styled after the architecture of medieval Europe. The museum primarily exhibits the works of French artist Emile Galle as well as materials such as his sketches and letters. The museum also has its own cafe where visitors can relax. At the museum shop, visitors can purchase glass products, original accessories, and other items.

    初めて行きました。最初はあまり期待してはいませんでしたが、入って見てびっくりです。収蔵品の多さと質の高さに驚きでした。ガレのすばらしい作品がまじかに見られます。細部までよく見えます。入館記念として、売店で「ガラス玉」を頂けます。いい記念になりました。

  • Diana Garden Angel Museum
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Otsu 3392
    This art museum is in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. While the outside is styled to look like an English mansion the interior has a great number of works of art on display around the themes of Cupid and angels. There's also an English-style garden with beautiful scenery to enjoy year-round. Pets are allowed and there are always plenty of visitors.
  • Stone Plaza
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    4.0
    17 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Ashino 2717-5
    This art museum was designed by architect Kuma Kengo. Originally an old stone warehouse it is almost entirely constructed out of stone. On display are stone works, interactive exhibitions, photographs, and drawings, and regular special events are held. There is also a cafe and shop.

    那須高原から車で30分程、芦野の石材・石倉を隈研吾が再利用・設計したモダンな建物群を見学する美術館。水の配置、光の取り入れ方など、癒される空間でした。

  • Nasu Orgel Museum
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Hei 270
    This music box museum is located in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. Its permanent exhibit features 100 items including antique music boxes, mechanical musical instruments, and other items, most of which are from the collection of music box collector Kiyoshi Sato. Visitors to the museum, which is visited by many tourists, can also enjoy activities such as making their own music box.

    音の深みがあるオルゴールばかり。 一度は訪問して、あの音色を聴いて癒されるのもアリだと思います。 美術館の外に鐘があるのですが、恋人と鐘の下で愛を確めあうのも良いかもしれませんね。

  • Nikko Takehisa Yumeji Art Museum
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Karakura 772-1
    This art museum displays works by artist Takehisa Yumeji representative of Taisho-period romanticism. Present are examples of Yumeji's writings, bound works, and woodblock prints. With camellia patterned stained glass and an overall white theme the interior of the building evokes a retro Taisho-period western-style building giving the feeling of a place that has slipped through time.
  • Utsunomiya Museum of Art
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    4.5
    45 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Nagaokachou 1077
    An art museum in Utsunomiya City. Their collection brings together modern art, posters, and designer furniture that focus on the themes of Art and the Region, Art and Life, and Art and the Environment. They also display works of art from local Utsunomiya artists. The museum holds special exhibitions and art related workshops as well as nature viewing excursions into Utsunomiya's Cultural Forest.

    I have visited the museum countless times. The park in which it is located in and of itself is an attraction and worth taking a picnic, a frisbee, a camera to on a fine day. Unless you are disabled...

  • Iwamura Kazuo Ehon-no-Oka Art Museum
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnakagawamachi Koisago 3097
    An art museum in Nasu County, Tochigi Prefecture. Managed by Iwamura Kazuo, author of beloved picture books such as the 14 Little Mice series and the Little Squirrel series, the exhibits center around the themes of picture books and nature. Inside the museum you'll find three exhibition spaces along with a small hall, a reading corner, and a shop which sells picture books and goods. In the tea room you can enjoy handmade cakes while passing the time away.

    友達が大好きな14ひきシリーズ、その中の三巻には、寺島尚彦さんの連弾組曲が作曲されています。ミュージアムショップで、その貴重な楽譜を購入しました。オンデマンド版注文生産の楽譜には、表紙の可愛い絵が無いので、買えて良かったです。館内のグランドピアノでコンサートも開かれるとのこと、コンサートの時に来たいです。

  • Kurita Museum
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Ashikagashi Komabachou 1542
    This world leading porcelain art museum's collection includes works by Imari, Nabeshima, and Kakiemon and is surrounded by 100,000 square meters of natural greenery. The main building is characterized by its white plaster walls and with over 400 exhibits you can see their entire collection on display. There's also the history hall with its porcelain tiled walls, which has a showroom of large porcelain pots by Imari and an observation deck on the top-most floor.

    Nice and beautiful museum. Lots of porcelaine and informative. However, not suitable if you are going in for more knowledge on porcelaine. They have great pieces and history on it. But no translation...

  • Ashikaga Museum of Art
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Ashikagashi Tori 2-14-7
    This unusual art museum is built into a housing complex. The museum supports the local culture and artistic endeavors of the Ashikaga and Ryomo regions, with works by local artists from both areas on display. Fine art and performing art workshops are held at the museum. There is also a free to view local artist's corner.

    東武鉄道の足利市駅を出て、鑁阿寺、足利学校方面へ向かってゆく。 渡良瀬川を渡り、JRの踏切を通ると、この美術館がある。 想像したよりも、小さかった。しかし、清潔感がある。 企画展も開かれる。足利の人達が大事に守っている感じ。好感が持てる。

  • Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Utsunomiyashi Sakura 4-2-7
    This art museum's collection spans local and domestic artists as well as works from western Europe, and their 8,000-piece collection includes examples of paintings, woodblock prints, illustrations, photographs, and handicrafts. Along with the permanent exhibits they also invite you to come in contact with art through a wide variety of special exhibits, workshops, and events for everyone from children to adults.

    監視人の女性たちは殆どがアルバイトですが、鑑賞している最中の目線がキツイ。まるで、罪悪人を見る視線で、落ち着いて鑑賞できない。せっかく隣の県から訪ねたのに、おもてなしができていない。最後には、男性職員が、2人、出口から入ってきて、ジロリと一喝、とっても感じ悪ーという、なんて日だ!

  • Trick-art Pia Nikko
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    4.0
    57 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kosagoe 1-4
    This trick art museum located in Nikko City’s Kosagoe area allows visitors to enjoy numerous exhibits using optical illusions. The museum is divided up into seven areas, each exhibiting works with different themes such as famous world paintings, a zoo, and an aquarium. This is a popular spot among group customers such as families and couples since visitors can not only look but also touch and play with the exhibits. Outside the museum there are also a sacred lover’s monument and a café.

    This museums artwork is seriously impressive. The museum isnt very mentally stimulating, which was frankly what we were looking for at the very beginning of our trip while we were still feeling...

  • Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art / Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Hagagunmashikomachi Mashiko 3021
    The Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art and Ceramic Art Messe Mashiko are located around 20 minutes' drive from the Sakuragawa-Chikusei Interchange of the Kita-Kanto Expressway, via the Tomobe Junction of the Joban Expressway. The Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art features works by the late Mr. Shoji Hamada, who was a designated Living National Treasure, as well as works by other ceramists associated with the town of Mashiko. On the same site, there are also the Sasajima Kihei Hall, which has permanent exhibitions of works by the printmaker Kihei Sasajima, who studied under Shiko Munakata, and the Mashiko Arts & Crafts Residence, which hosts artists-in-residence from all over the world as part of an international exchange program. Shoji Hamada's House, which has been designated as a Cultural Property by the town of Mashiko, includes a reconstruction of the climbing kiln that Mr. Hamada used.

    This meseum is modern and is very nice and clean and very friendly to English visitor. The art that are on displays changes every 3 to 4 months so its always good to go back and visit to see what is...

  • Kanuma Municipal Art Museum of Kawakami Sumio
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Tochigi Kanuma-shi Mutsumicho 287-14
    This art museum was founded in 1992 with the donation of some 2,000 works of art from Katsusaburo Hasegawa (1912-2001), a Kanuma City native who was a student of Kawakami Sumio. The museum was built with fukaiwa stone quarried in Kanuma. Its exterior, which resembles the western-style buildings of the Meiji period, was designed based on one of Kawakami’s woodblock prints. Its interior was finished with generous amounts of wood. The museum rotates its exhibits four times per year, allowing visitors to explore a variety of different themes.

    がっしりとした立派な体躯の持ち主で、若き日には北米の缶詰工場で肉体労働をされた事も、又教師時代は確か野球部の部長も長く続けられたという男の中の男という写真ではニコリともしない風貌の川上澄生画伯だが…その感性はガラス細工のようであったような気がするのである。 氏の作品のファンで版画も二点所有、で長年この美術館を訪れたく思っていたが東京からあと一足伸ばすのがなかなか勇気のいる事で先延ばしになっていた...

  • Nasu Stained Glass Museum
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    4.0
    130 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Takaku Hei 1790
    This is the largest stained glass museum in Japan, and it is located along Prefectural Route 21 in Takakuhei, Nasu Town. The interior is decorated in the style of the manor houses in Cotswolds, England, and it contains several works of antique stained glass from the 1800s. The chapel hosts daily pipe organ and music box performances, and it is possible to book it for wedding ceremonies.

    We mainly visited the place for kids to experience stained glass classes and also looked at the beautiful building. Kids were not that interested so we felt the pricy entrance fees not worthed it. As...

  • Mitsuo Aida Museum
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Kinugawaonsenohara 652-1
    This art museum in Kinugawa Onsen Ohara, Nikko City, displays the works of poet and calligrapher Mitsuo Aida. At the attached traditional Japanese restaurant Hanasaryo they serve Kyoto-style Kaiseki (multi course meal) and desserts while at the museum shop you can purchase replicas of Mitsuo Aida’s work.
  • Kosugi Hoan Museum of Art, Nikko
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2388-3
    This art museum can be found along Prefectural Route 247 in Sannai, Nikko City. Hoan Kusugi, an honorary resident of Nikko City, was a prolific painter produced western and Japanese paintings, manga, illustrations, and more. In addition to his works, the collection also contains works by Gizo Yoshizawa, Hiroyuki Saito, Naoto Nakamura, Shunya Akiyama, and others. In addition to planned exhibitions, there are performances and rakugo comedy shows as well.

    There was less than 50 paintings here and you couldnt take photos! Not many of the paintings were by kasugi hoan.

  • Tochigi Kuranomachi Museum of Art
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Tochigishi Yorozuchou 3-23
    Located in Tochigi City, Tochigi Prefecture, this Municipal Museum of Art curates mainly the works of local artists and the works of modern ceramic artists who are Living National Treasures. The building is a valuable Cultural Heritage built in Edo period—with three renovated storehouses—and is commonly called “Otasuke-kura.” A great spot for admiring art in a richly historical area with lacquer walls and a thick nest of beams above.

    I was impressed with the exterior of this three-row warehouses, which is located right next to Dashi Museum. Inside, youll find woodblock work by a few local artists along with some other artistic...

  • Nikko Toshogu Art Museum
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    Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Sannai 2301 Sunlight in Toshogu Shrine
    This is an art museum on the grounds of Nikko Toshogu Shrine in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. There are about 100 paintings on view, including partition paintings on cedar doors and sliding panels from the old shrine office. One of the highlights is the masterpiece “Choyo-no-Zu” by Yokoyama Taikan, a master of Japanese painting. Besides the chance to admire the works of Nakamura Gakuryo and Arai Kanpo, the architectural beauty of the building with its old cedar woodwork is also a highlight.
  • Sano Municipal Yoshizawa Memorial Art Museum
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    3.5
    8 Reviews
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    Tochigi Sano-shi Kuzuu Higashi 1-14-30

    葛生駅から徒歩10分。 地元の旧家・吉澤家が蒐集した日本画・陶器などを展示しているとのこと。訪館した時は台風19号の被害対応で休館中だったため、残念ながら見学することはできなかった(2019年11月9日時点)。

  • Andouyujishounennohibijutukan
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Sanoshi Mikagurachou 623-1

    佐野市北部にある美術館。「少年の日」をテーマに油性色鉛筆で作品を描く安藤勇寿氏の作品が常設展示されている。大人800円。

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Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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