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  • Kawaguchiko Music Forest Museum
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 3077-20
    This music box museum is located in Kawaguchiko Town, Minamitsuru County Yamanashi Prefecture. Guests can enjoy seeing and hearing historical music boxes, as well as live musical performances. The museum's flower garden is colored with seasonal flowers that when combined with the surrounding buildings create an exotic atmosphere for visitors to experience. This museum also features a souvenir shop and a restaurant.
  • Itchiku Kubota Art Museum
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    4.5
    349 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 2255
    This three Michelin star art museum exhibits the kimono of textile artist Itchiku Kubota. Kubota established a unique dyeing technique called ''Itchiku Tsujigahana'' after having been fascinated by the Tsujigahana style of fabric dyeing that flourished in the Muromachi Period before suddenly dying out. The museum displays Takeda's ''Symphony of Light'' series, which features kimono with themes including the four seasons, the ocean, and the universe. It also displays kimono featuring motifs of the many faces shown by Mt. Fuji in different weather conditions.

    For anyone with an interest in textiles this is a must see. Take the time to watch the short film first to understand what you are looking at as the techniques used are incredibly complex. I had...

  • Ehonmura
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Kobuchisawachoukamisasao 3332-426
    Quietly sitting in the middle of the Yatsugatake forest with its characteristic mountain hut appearance is Ehonmura. This is the first library in Japan dedicated to picture books with a ‘Story House’ where you can freely read picture books, and an ‘Art House’ with a display of original picture book images and a picture book corner just for grown-ups. The idea is to bring the world of picture books and the warmth of the wooded surroundings into the hearts of children from 0 to 100 years old. Workshops and puppet shows are held on the stage decorated with cute looking pictures. And in the adjoining cafe visitors can enjoy a relaxing cup of original herb tea.

    強い雨の中、予定変更を強いられ、たまたま近くにあったえほん村を訪れました。始めは2歳児から500円の入村料は高いかなと思いましたが、いざ入ってみると、流石、日本最初の絵本専門図書館。国内外の様々な絵本があり、子どもたちは夢中になって手にとっていました。家具、調度品は、造形作家の松村太三郎氏(村長)によるもので、とても落ちついた空間になっています。比較的、品のある家族の方々が多く訪れており、とてもい...

  • Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
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    4.5
    12 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechoukiyosato 3545-1222
    A photographic art museum in Kiyosato Highland, Yatsugatake. Works are presented based on three ideas, “an understanding for living things”, “eternal platinum prints”, and “young portfolio”. Temporary exhibitions and workshops are held from time to time, and the museum is home to a restaurant, museum shop, and recreation center for members. There is also an area to browse more than 300 domestic and foreign photographic collections.

    細い曲がりくねった小道に車を進めると現れる、コンクリートの大きな建物。この一部がミュージアム。 ギャラリー自体は大きくないが、上質なソファや書物もある。何より美しい自然が魅力。現在、使われてないホテル部分がなんとも残念だ。廃墟にならねばいいが。 セゾンカードで200円割引。

  • Nakamura Keith Haring Collection
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Kobuchisawachou 10249-7
    This art museum is in Kobuchisawa Town, Hokuto City. It has nearly 200 works by graffiti artist Keith Haring, who was active around New York City in the 1980s and died at the young age of 31. The building’s bold design was created by Atsushi Kitagawara and aims to bring the artist’s style to life.

    Keith Haring may be fading from public memory, but we New Yorkers have not forgotten his memorable and daring public street art from the 80s, even if we did not at the time know about the...

  • Kiyosato Porcelain Museum
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechoukiyosato 3545-550
    The Kiyosato Porcelain Museum opened in 1997 to showcase various porcelain specimens from the 16th century until modern times, with a focus on German-born “Meissen porcelain” and its over 300 years of history. You’ll find many exquisitely beautiful articles on display. The stairwell between the first and second floors contains four panes of stained glass that are a must-see. The closest station is JR Kiyosato Station.

    清里駅から近いミュージアムでコレクターさんが集めたマイセンの作品が展示されていて素晴らしいものばかりでため息が出ました。

  • Yamanashi Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.5
    139 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kugawa 1-4-27
    This art museum surrounded by the greenery in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture is located inside Prefectural Arts Park. The museum has become known as the the museum of Millet due to its collection centered on the representative works of French painter Jean-Francois Millet. In addition to a gallery focused on painting and sculptures by western artists, the museum also holds a range of events.

    I’ve only toured the museum exhibits once but I often came to visit the gorgeous gardens and walk the grounds. My girlfriend and I came here together and we have wonderful memories of this place. The...

  • Nirasaki Omura Art Museum
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Nirasakishi Kamiyamamachi Nabeyama 1830-1
    This art museum is located Nirasaki City, Yamanashi Prefecture. The museum exhibits some 1,800 paintings, carvings, and ceramics collected Nirasaki City native, organic chemist, and honorary Joshibi University of Art and Design chairperson Satoshi Omura. The exhibits include many works by graduates of Women's Academy of Fine Arts, the predecessor of Joshibi University of Art and Design.

    Reasonable price. Interesting pictures and art in this small, private museum. Interesting history of the artist. Good view of the valley from coffee shop. Art postcards and art books available. Worth...

  • Shosenkyo Gorge Kagee no Mori Museum
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Takanarichou 1035-2
    This art museum is located Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture focused on shadow pictures is notable for its underground gallery that shuts out all-natural light. The museum's first gallery exhibits with a fantastic background music, the works of Seiji Fujishiro, the world-class master of shadow pictures who supervised the museum's design. The museum's second gallery exhibits the works of Kiyoshi Yamashita, a painter who greatly loved Shosenkyo Gorge, as well as those of Yumeji Takehisa.
  • The Museum of Ivory Carving
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kamizonechou Asahi 4011
    This art museum is unique among the world for its 300 works of art which include National Treasure-level ivory works and a 30,000-50,000 year old mammoth tusk excavated in Siberia. It is a valuable place for viewing ivory sculptures as currently trade is forbidden under the Washington Treaty. It offers a place to indulge in a delicate and beautiful world, attracting many visitors.
  • Kikyouya Okasho no Bijutsukan
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Ichinomiyachoutsuboi 1928
    This venerable purveyor of Kikyo Shingen mochi rice cakes, a local Yamanashi delight, makes a number of other Japanese confections including their multiple award-winning Shingen mochi. The company's Confection Museum exhibits decorative confections that recreate Japan's seasonal flowers with the ingredients used to create high-grade Japanese fresh confections. Visitors are sure to appreciate the level of skill and dedication required to create these works of confectionary art.
  • Yamanakako Teddy Bear World Museum
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Hirano 493-111
    This teddy bear museum exhibits teddy bears from around the world, including Germany's famous Steiff and Great Britain's Merrythought. Located on top of a small hill with a view of Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka, visitors at the museum can view a diverse selection of teddy bears and learn about their stories. The museum shop can be visited without paying admission.

    山中湖の湖畔のカフェです。店からは山中湖がよくみえ、景色はよいです。よい景色を見ながら、飲むコーヒーは本格的で美味しい。何でも富士山の地下水を使って沸かすコーヒーだそうで、やはり水がよいとコーヒーは美味しくなるようです。休憩にはなかなかよい店かと思います。

  • Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum
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    4.0
    37 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 3026-1
    Modeled after TACIEL ENIT Museum in Tachiel City, the Kawaguchiko Konohana Museum is a museum where you can enjoy the strange world written by Akiko Ikeda using all five senses, and experience the sensation of slipping into another dimension. The restaurant & cafe,Olsson's Strawberry, and the shop are also popular.

    The museum attracted many local children because the displays were on the models and artworks related to a popular book series here. No English version/translation nor photos allowed inside the...

  • Kawaguchiko Museum of Art
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    4.0
    34 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 3170
    Opened in 1991, the Kawaguchiko Museum of Art is an art museum at the base of Mt. Fuji housing mainly paintings, prints, and photographs depicting Mt. Fuji. It is famous for its Mt. Fuji Photo Award which began in 1999. Every year, there is a period when prize-winning pieces are displayed, drawing in many people.

    The exhibition was alaways very well selected from artists. Give enough spaces for the art pieces. Especially on Mt. Fuji picturesfron many different direction can be seen in this museum.

  • Kawaguchiko Muse Museum Yuki Atae Building
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kodachi 923
    Located in a corner of Yagizaki Park, this art museum features dolls that were made by doll artist Yuki Atae. The dolls are entirely handmade, from body to clothes and accessories, earning worldwide acclaim and praise as cloth sculptures. The interior also features a glass-walled cafe, where you can relax and enjoy beautiful natural views of Lake Kawaguchi and the gardens.

    A nice little cafe with a beautiful view of Lake Kawaguchiko. They have an English menu, free wifi and it was nice and warm. The staff were friendly and efficient a nice place to stop on a cold...

  • Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Nagasakachoukoarama 2000-6
    Displaying the collection of Ikuo Hirayama-who maintained a number of works deeply connected to the Silk Road-the Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum gives you an up-close sense of its culture and art, with works like prehistoric pottery, tomb figures, inlaid glass beads called tombo-dama, and textiles with clear western influence. Also, they host a rich variety of limited-time events.

    While visiting this beautiful area and enjoying the views and autumn foliage we visited the museum. To see the art of this Japanese legend in such a lovely setting was a great part of our tour.

  • Kiyoharu Art Colony
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Nagasakachounakamaru 2072
    Draped in abundant nature, Kiyoharu Art Colony is a famous location-built on the ruins of the abandoned Kiyoharu Elementary School-for the 30 Yoshino cherry trees planted by children in 1925 which still remain today. It offers a lot to see, including the Kiyoharu Shirakaba Museum with all kinds of exhibits connected to Shirakaba style and La Ruche, a creative place for artists.
  • Ehon Museum Kiyosato
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Takanechoukiyosato 3545-6079
    This art museum is themed around picture books of the world. Their main collection displays works from British picture book artist Errol Le Cain, and the exhibition has a variety of displays related to picture books. They also have a cafe where you can read picture books at your leisure, and a fully stocked museum shop. The museum is closed in winter.
  • Fuefuki Municipal Seifu Art Museum
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    Yamanashi Fuefuki-shi Ichinomiyacho Kitanoro 3-3
    "This art museum is located about a ten-minute drive from Katsunuma Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. It features a collection of works by Seifu Tsuda, a painter born in Kyoto Prefecture whose career spanned from the Meiji period to the Showa period. Tsuda is also well-known for the major role he played in the establishment of Nika Association. The museum's collection includes more than 500 of his works including his unfettered Nanga-style paintings and unrestrained calligraphy as well as western-style paintings, designs, and posters. The museum has about 60 of these works on display at any given time. About 30 are rotated out twice per year. Tsuda was also close friends with Natsume Soseki and did the binding for his novel ""Gubijinso."""
  • Minami-Alps Municipal Museum of Art
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Minami-Alps-shi Ogasahara 1281
    This art museum is located about a five-minute drive from Shirane Interchange or Minami-Alps Interchange on the Chubu-Odan Expressway. It features a collection of nihonga (Japanese-style paintings), book illustrations, book designing and binding, and other works. The collection has a particular focus on the yakusha-e (kabuki actor pictures) of Natori Shunsen, a painter born in Ogasahara, Minami-Alps City. The collection also features numerous works of artists with a connection to the region who were contemporaries of Shunsen as well as contemporary artists. The museum also holds genreless exhibitions that celebrate freedom of expression. It also offers a rental gallery in the form of its Citizen's Gallery and conducts a variety of educational programs and other events targeted at people of all ages.

    甲府に用事があり、中部横断道を途中で降り、新装された小綺麗な美術館に入館する。女房殿は、絵画を少しやっているので、付き合いでサーと見学する。女房殿は、ゆっくり鑑賞して出てきました。小生は、駐車場に戻り、いつもの通リ、少し待っていました。来る前に、ネットで展示会などの情報を得てきた方が、いいと思われます。車で来なければなりません。

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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