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  • Toyama Glass Art Museum
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    4.5
    302 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Nishichou 5-1
    The Toyama Glass Art Museum, which opened in 2015, is a museum that aims to spread awareness of the beauty of modern glass art and of its future potential. The Museum has displays of modern glass art works from the Museum’s own collection (which were collected by Toyama City Government over a period of 30 years), along with a glass art garden, and also holds a variety of special exhibitions and other events. The Museum is located around one-minute walk from the Nishicho Station on the Toyama Chihou Railway “Shiden” tram line.

    If you are thinking stuffy old museum filled with glass bottles and stainglass think again. Building is light and airy, cleverly designed in wood and glass. Visiting Exhibition on Italian glass...

  • Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design
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    4.5
    64 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Kibamachi 3-20
    The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama displays its international collection through various new perspectives, themes, and exhibitions. With a nice view of Kansui Park and the Tateyama Mountains, people come here to enjoy not only the museum, but also the restaurant and café. And, this museum features many ways to interact with the art, through seeing, creating, and learning. Approximately 15 minutes by car via Toyama Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway.

    MUST, MUST and again MAST ! One of the nicest museums I have seen. Lots of art, including famous artists. Beautiful building, beautiful roof and lots of activity.

  • Fujiko・F・Fujio Hometown Art Gallery
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    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Nakagawa 1-1-30 Takaoka Municipal Museum of Art 2F
    "This art museum a two-minute walk from the JR Himi Line's Etchu-Nakagawa Station features exhibits on the life and works of manga artist and Takaoka City native Fujiko F. Fujio. In the gallery, guests can read every page of ""Yokaijima"" (Phantom Island), a story book that Fujiko F. Fujio created by hand at the age of 14. The museum exhibits the artist's belongings, as well an area that shows how his original drawings compare with their final published versions. Other exhibits include a statue of Doraemon (one of Fujio's characters) made from Takaoka ceramic, a traditional industry of the region, as well as an original short animated film."
  • Rakusuitei Museum of Art
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Okudashinmachi 2-27
    "This modern art museum is a ten minute walk north from JR Toyama Station. The name stems from the fact that the arbor in the garden was named ""Rakusuitei"" (literally meaning ""pavilion for enjoying the greenery"") by Otani Kosho, who was the head monk of Nishi Hongan-ji Temple. The main gallery is located inside of a nostalgic old Japanese-style house. It displays works of pottery and handicrafts that harmonize with the four seasonal faces of the museum's Japanese garden. The museum also has a gallery built inside of an old renovated storehouse. It serves as a place to exhibit a variety of expressions, embodiments, and challenges, including both flat and three-dimensional pieces. The museum's shop, located inside of a modern western-style building, offers a selection of souvenirs characteristic of Toyama Prefecture including original merchandise and artisanal pottery."
  • Mori Shusui Museum of Art
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    4.5
    11 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Sengokumachi 1-3-6
    This art museum is located on Sannomachi Crossing due-south of JR Toyama Station on National Route 41 is focused primarily on Japanese swords and knives, a rarity even in Japan. Its collection includes two hundred Japanese swords from the Heian period to the modern era. Its exhibits are centered on the works of sword smiths with connections to the Hokuriku area, such as notable Toyama Prefecture sword smiths Norishige and Go no Yoshihiro, the latter of which being one of the Nihon Sansaku (the three best sword smiths in the eyes of Toyotomi Hideyoshi). Visitors may also see works by notable artists of the Nihonga style of painting such as Yokoyama Taikan and Kawai Gyokudo. The museum's first floor also features a shop and cafe, creating an atmosphere that makes it a destination for sword-loving ladies.

    This museum specialises in Japanese swords and has over 40 historically significant pieces on display. It shows how these blades are made and gives the background and history of each exhibit. You are...

  • The Suiboku Museum, Toyama
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Gofuku 777
    "This art museum primarily exhibits ink wash paintings from the Japanese modern era and later. It is a 10-minute walk north from Toyama Toyopet Honsha-mae Station (Gofukusuehirocho) on Prefectural Route 56. It is notable for its single-story Japanese-style building. The museum's permanent exhibits include the works of notable modern-era painters such as Yokoyama Taikan and Takeuchi Seiho, as well as paints with ties to Toyama Prefecture such as Kaho Akira. The ""Suiboku"" in the museum's name refers not just to ink wash paintings, but more broadly to Japanese aesthetics as a whole. As such, the museum is complete with a Japanese garden and tea room where guests can quietly commune with the natural environment."

    Highlights of my visit was a special exhibition focussed on blossom, an interactive film and poetry screen, a section on Manga art and the pleasing gardens and modern architecture. The biggest...

  • Takaoka Art Museum
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    4.0
    29 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Nakagawa 1-1-30
    This art museum is located a 10-minute drive from Noetsu Expressway's Takaoka Kita Interchange. The museum holds world-class special exhibitions with a focus on artistic handicrafts and metallic sculpture. Designed by architect Shozo Uchii, the museum was selected as one of the best 100 public buildings in Japan. The first floor features three special exhibit rooms centered on a vaulted art hall. The second floor features a gallery exhibiting local art as well as the Takaoka City Fujiko F. Fujio Hometown Art Gallery. The basement features a shop, a tea lounge, and more.

    So fun! after watched a many historical things with Draemon of cartoon, brought a lunch box and ate in the garden that was great time I had! TAKAOKA ART MUSIAM was opened in 1951 year,very...

  • Nanto Fukumitsu Art Museum
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    4.5
    6 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Hourinji 2010
    "This this art museum a 10-minute drive from Oyabe Interchange. focuses on the works of Munakata Shiko and Ishizaki Koyo, who both have ties to Nanto City. Some of the works in its collection include Munakata's masterpiece the ""Ten GreatDisciples of Buddha"" which took the grand prize in the woodblock print division at the Sao Paulo Art Biennial in 1955, and ""Kakei"", a prime example of Ishizaki's early work that was awarded a certificate of merit at the eighth Bunten exhibition and was purchased by the Imperial Household Agency. The museum also exhibits works by artists with ties to the area in its collection room."

    棟方志功さんがお住まいになった場所、噂のお手洗いからカレンダーまで、当時お住まいだった頃を偲べるようなつくりで、大変素敵でした。今回は、ガイドさんをお願いして色々とお伺いしました。 愛染苑の裏手には、資料館もあります。こちらは興味のある方向けですね…。

  • Kurobe City Art Museum
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Toyama Kurobe-shi Horikiri 1035
    This nature-embraced museum opened in 1994. One of its major draws is the lovely view of the Tateyama mountain range it offers. It collects and exhibits works by locally connected artists, as well as pieces in Japan's modern painting mainstream. The exhibitions change 4-6 times a year, focused around special exhibits.

    Both the history and the artworks are worth an hour or so. Time your journey through Unazaki to ensure you can relax as you contemplate the sublime (and huge) paintings.

  • Nishida Museum of Art
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    2.5
    3 Reviews
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    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Kamiichimachi Gokakizawa 1
    This art museum, opened in 1993, is focused on the private collection gathered overseas by Nishida Ansei of Fuji Chemicals. It is outfitted with four different galleries filled with artifacts like pottery, Buddha statues, and Russian icons gathered from China, Gandhara, Persia, Greece, Egypt and other lands connected by the ancient silk road. They also have temporary and special exhibits.

    円空×田中一光展でお邪魔しました。 円空の仏像はまず貸出されないらしく、館長の人脈で数年がかりで実現したそうです。 町外の方にはあまり知られていない美術館ですが、行ってみると面白いものが見れます。 入館料は600円です。

  • Toyama Prefecture Tateyama Museum Mandala Yuen Park
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    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Tateyamamachi Ashikuraji
    This is one part of the dispersed museums making up the Tateyama Museum complex. This is the same ground that gave birth to the worship of Tateyama, and this museum recreates in three dimensions the Tateyama Mandala, an image handed down from the Heian period against the unchanging backdrop of the Tateyama range. It is made up of four sections: the earthly plane, the path of the sun, the heavens, and the path of dark, and each one is recreated in shape, sound, light, and aroma.
  • Tonomi Art Museum
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Toyama Tonami-shi Takando 145-1
    Adjacent to the eastern part of Tulip Park, this art museum is part of the Tonami City Culture Zone. The Temporary Exhibition hall can accept large scale exhibits; the Permanent Exhibit hall displays the art museum's collection of works by local artists, world photographic art, and outstanding Japanese craftwork; and the Citizen's Gallery exhibits a wide variety of amateur works. On weekends, they have a variety of temporary exhibitions, workshops, and lectures.

    チューリップフェアや四季彩館の帰りにふと立ち寄りますね。写真や絵が大好きなので非日常感感じさせますね。

  • Toyama City Takamura Gyujin Memorial Art Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Toyama Toyama-shi Anyobo 1000
    This art museum is in the Toyama Municipal Folkcraft Village, in Anyobo, Toyama City. It displays work by Japanese-style painter and Toyama native Takamura Gyujin. It offers a chance to admire his ink wash paintings, made using a Kappitsu technique in which a half-dry brush is applied to the surface of a piece of paper, and are marked by detailed lines and shaded depths.

    明治34年生まれの富山市出身の画家、篁牛人の作品を展示する美術館。入ってすぐから、大作が並びます。 墨絵のようでいて、大胆かつ繊細。独特の美しさもあるし、圧倒的なユニークさがあって、心地よいインパクトを感じました。

  • Toyama City Sato Memorial Art Museum
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    3.5
    24 Reviews
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    Toyama Toyama-shi Honmaru 1-33
    This art museum is in Joshi Park, Honmaru, Toyama City. It was opened in 1961 under the leadership of Tonami City native businessman and master of tea ceremony Sukekuro Sato. Its collection focuses on pottery, paintings, and ancient art of Asia. In addition to the gallery, it also has two tea rooms donated by the Sato family, the Ryuteian and Joan.

    Small museum and you can get a combined ticket with the Toyama City Local Museum (Castle). Your experience really depends on the quality of the special exhibition (as there really isnt much to see...

  • Furusato Museum of Art
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    2.0
    1 Reviews
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    Toyama Shimoniikawa-gun Asahimachi Higashikusano 466-8
    This art museum is adjacent to the Asahi Town Lifelong Learning Center. It has collected and displayed works from artists connected to Asahi as well as local crafts since its opening in 1991. They also hold special exhibits five or six times a year, which are marked by their acceptance of all kinds of art regardless of genre, including traditional Japanese paintings, western-style paintings, wood sculptures, and installations. They also hold works by representative Japanese artists like Yumeji Takehisa, Hanji Toyoaki, and Santo Ohira. It also serves as a place for interaction and community in cooperation with the attached Lifelong Learning Center.

    地元の朝日町ではケーブルテレビなどで一生懸命に宣伝しているのですがあえて見に行くほどの美術館ではありません。 常設展も企画展もこの町の予算では美術館の運営自体無理があります。 特別企画展の宣伝をいつもケーブルテレビなどを使って宣伝していますが行ってみたらがっかりします。 ド田舎の美術館はよほど優秀な目利きの学芸員がいたり、地元の有志が多額のお金で自分のコレクションを展示している美術館でないとみる価...

  • Ippuku Museum of Art
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    Toyama Shimoniikawa-gun Asahimachi Fudodo 6
    This museum, opened in 1983, specializes in antique art, a rarity in the Hokuriku region. The building is built in harmony with the surrounding rural landscape and the Northern Japan Alps mountain range in the background, and stands out for the beautiful garden surrounding it. The collection is divided by theme across two floors, and offers up scrolls, carvings, handicrafts from Japanese and Western antique traditions, all collected by Masaji Aoyagi, the founder of venerable blowfish restaurant Futomasa.
  • Fukuoka Camera Museum
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    4.0
    26 Reviews
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    Toyama Takaoka-shi Fukuokamachi Fukuokashin 559
    This museum dedicated to the joys of camera, photography, and cinema culture opened in 2000. Ever since, it has collected and displayed photography related materials, and served as a gallery displaying the work of photographers at the front lines of the artform. Their collection gallery displays various pieces at all dimes, and they also have special exhibits that change to fit various themes three times a year.

    たまたま開かれていた安珠さんという写真家のトークイベントに参加することが出来ました。ただ話を聞くだけのイベントでは無く、その方の撮った写真を見ながら、場内を巡ってお話を聞くというもので、その時初めて知った方でしたが、楽しい時間を過ごすことが出来ました。 常設は全国から集めたカメラの展示などが中心の様ですが、カメラに興味が無かったので、どれほどすごいものかは分かりませんでしたが、やはり何かの写真展...

  • Serene Museum
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    3.5
    19 Reviews
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    Toyama Kurobe-shi Unazuki Onsen 6-3
    The art museum is found in a facility opened in opened in 1993 Unazuki Onsen, the gateway to Kurobe gorge. They commissioned works from seven representatives of Japan's modern Nihonga art world, and now with passionate cooperation from these artists there are 27 works based around Kurobe Gorge, a topic not handled before this museum opened. There are also 34 sketches and drafts on display as well. Some part of the permanent exhibit is rotated regularly.

    黒部渓谷の大自然を楽しむことができる美術館でした。 造りが美しい美術館で、中は平山郁夫など7名の画家の美術館が協力して 作品を創作したようです!!

  • Matumurasotojirokinenshokawa Art Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Tonamishi Shougawamachikanaya 1066

    庄川水記念公園内の高台に位置しています。郷土出身の松村外次郎の作品寄贈を受けて開館したそうです。素材の存在感に溢れ、重厚な印象を受ける作品群です。富山市内各地にも屋外展示されています。

  • Toyamakenritu Takaoka Kogei High School Fuzokuaoi Memorial Art Museum
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    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Nakagawa 1-chome 1-20

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Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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