Art Museum Spots in Gifu Area

  • Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu
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    4.0
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    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Usa 4-1-22
    An art museum located in Gifu City, Gifu Prefecture dedicated to the theme of coming in contact and engaging in a dialogue with beauty. The entire museum building is barrier-free. The spacious, verdant grounds are dotted with sculptures, giving visitors the chance to appreciate art while going for a stroll. The museum has a large collection of pieces by artists born in and connected to Gifu Prefecture as well as by artists from around the world, such as key French symbolist painter Odilon Redon’s Closed Eyes. A 15-minute walk from JR Nishi-Gifu Station.

    以前は岐阜駅前からバスを利用していたが今回は西岐阜駅から歩いてみた。大通りを左に15分進むと美術館の真ん前に出る。館内では企画展はなく地元有志の写真展と同じく地元出身の書家「篠田桃江」の作品が展示されていた。これまでは「ルドン」目的で訪館していたが今回は「桃江」14点の作品観たさに来館した。三越本店で桃江作品と出会い以来長野上田美術館・岡山高梁美術館と彼女の展覧会の追っかけをしてきた。正直展示数1...

  • Mino-Washi Akari Art Gallery
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    Gifu Pref. Minoshi Motozumichou 1901-3
    This art gallery is located a 15-minute walk from Nagaragawa Railway Minoshi Station, and exhibits the Mino City’s prize-winning autumn “Mino Washi Akari Art Exhibit.” Inside the gallery, a town with udatsu walls (good for fire protection and symbolizing wealth) is reproduced in a soft and warm light through Mino washi (traditional Japanese paper). Although the work cannot be touched, you are free to take photographs. There is also a museum shop lined with highly artistic lanterns. The wooden two-stories building is a nationally registered tangible cultural property since it is a valuable structure that is as it was in the early Showa era (1926-1989).

    The Akari Art Hall had many really amazing lanterns! You are allowed to take pictures inside so now my camera is filled with photos of the lanterns!! They are all handmade with Washi and are all lit...

  • Hiroshige Museum of Art, Ena
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    28 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Enashi Oichou 176-1
    Located only a three-minute walk south of JR Ena Station, this museum houses works of the world-famous ukiyo-e artist, Utagawa Hiroshige. Most of the collection consists of woodblock print ukiyo-e such as “The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaido” of his mature period, and the exhibits change nearly every month. In the Ukiyo-e Navi Room, a permanent installation, visitors can learn all about woodblock prints in an enjoyable way. An especially popular feature is the “Make Your Own Woodblock Print” corner, where visitors can use fake plates and apply layers of stamp ink to make their own woodblock print to take home.

    Really cool museum! Three blocks from Ena train station. Inexpensive entrance fee. The historic woodcut prints on display are both beautiful and intriguing. BUT WAIT, theres more, lots more. You...

  • Ceramics Park Mino
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    Gifu Pref. Tajimishi Higashimachi 4-2-5
    This art museum with rich greenery is located approximately a 10-minute drive from the Chuo Expressway’s Tajimi Interchange. The museum is themed on pottery and holds events such as exhibitions that sell and display Mino-yaki pottery, pottery workshops, flea markets and pottery festivals. The experiential facility “Sakutokan” can be easily used by anyone who wants to enjoy pottery, from beginners who have never made pottery in a kiln to those wanting to polish their skills. You can enjoy the museum in various ways, such as relaxingly immersing yourself in the world of art, experiencing different things, and participating in events. The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu is also located inside the facility.

    Is a big complex with a Museum, workshops, market, nature. They have nice expositions about ceramics and design. Very nice shop with great ceramics of all prices, styles and designs. On Sunday they...

  • Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu
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    Gifu Pref. Tajimishi Higashimachi 4-2-5 Within the ceramic park MINO
    This public museum operated by Gifu Prefecture specializes in modern ceramic art. It features a collection of Japanese and international ceramics dating to as early as the 19th century. It is located in Ceramic Park MINO, designed by the architect Arata Isozaki. Ceramic even finds its way into places like the ceiling and outer walls. They put effort into art education and frequently hold a variety of workshops mainly dealing with ceramics. They also hold gallery talks by curators as well as unique regular planned exhibits.

    陶都多治見のセラミックパークMINO内にある美術館です。世界の近現代の陶芸アートが見られ、また1〜2ヶ月サイクルで企画展も入れ替わるようなので良いと思います。建物自体もセンスが感じられますし、年に何度か訪れたいと思います。

  • Ogaki City Moriya Tadashi Art Museum
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    3.5
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    Gifu Ogaki-shi Kuruwamachi 2-12
    "This art museum is located a ten-minute walk from Ogaki Station's South Exit. It exhibits works and materials of the Japanese artist Tadashi Moriya, praised in his hometown as an honorary citizen of Ogaki and a recipient of the Order of Cultural Merit. ""The Melody of Rokudan Sounds in Vienna: Brahms and Countess Toda"" is his masterpiece from his prime with the theme of international exchange. It is a historical painting that depicts an encounter between east and west, with the decoration of a koto and smoke from an incense burner to the patterns of chairs and carpets that were popular at the time. This work and other difficult-to-preserve Japanese paintings are not on permanent display, but about 3,300 works are rotated and displayed every two months."

    明るい日本画で、侍から仏教画まで魅力的です。扇面芭蕉という扇の形に芭蕉の俳句の舞台を絵にしたものが良かった。

  • Fujii Art Museum
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    12 Reviews
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Kamisannomachi 69
    The characteristic heavy facade of this museum of folk art is modeled after the gate of the second wall of Takayama Castle. The museum houses a collection of approximately 2,500 pieces of antiques and folk art amassed over 70 years by Takayama's resident doctor, Tadaichi Fujii. The building in which the collection is displayed is a clay structure built over five years using all cypress wood in the Edoman style. The building has walls that are nearly one meter thick. The wide-ranging collection contains, among other things, Kyoho dolls made over 270 years ago, hanging scrolls by Yokoyama Taikan and Ikkyu, and Kutani and Imari ware.

    Did not plan on visiting this small private museum because there was so much to see in Takayama and admissions is a bit stiff (like most private Japanese museums) for a small museum, but ventured...

  • Ichinokura Sakazuki Art Museum
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    3.5
    11 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Tajimishi Ichinokurachou 6-30-1
    This art museum is about ten minutes by car from the Setoshinano Interchange. Ichinokura is a pottery making village, and they focused on smaller items such as sake cups due to poor transportation access. The museum displays lots of pottery like sakazuki cups at their permanent and planned exhibitions. Gallery Chu shows the work of modern artists, and they have facilities dedicated to ceramics like their Sakutokan Hall where you can try working a potter’s wheel. At the Museum Shop, you can purchase Minotosui (sake and ceramic sets), choice sake, and fine quality sweets. There’s also a restaurant serving pizza from their stone oven.

    クラシックカーフェスティバル・PART-2で偶然お邪魔するこになりました。趣のある建物が多く、隣接する焼き物の工房もよかったです。

  • Saito Museum
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoushinmachi 927
    This private museum centered on tea ceremony items is located a 20-minute walk from Nagara Railway’s Gujo-Hachiman Station in Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture. It exhibits countless family treasures such as the tea bowl “Ayase” and incense container “Koshi Zakuro” that have been appraised, and were collected over 270 years by the heads of the Saito family, who had deep relationships with the feudal lord of Gujo. While gazing at the courtyard that rings with the clear sound of water, you can spend a relaxing time in the adjoining cafe that serves matcha green tea. In addition, they also sell traditional Japanese miscellaneous goods.

    1080円のお得なチケットに入っていました!小さいです。水琴窟が有り、音を聴けて良かったです。前の石で模様を作った小道は美しいです。喫茶室も中に有ります。

  • Kokoro no Mori Museum Yudokan
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    7 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Gujoushi Hachimanchoushimadani 846
    This art museum is on the Yanaka Mizu-no-Komichi Canal, a tourist spot in Hachiman-cho, Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture. It's the personal art museum of Masao Mizuno, a local painter who produced the picture of the Gujo-odori Dance used for the Furusato Stamp series (stamps picturing local Japanese traditions). They present work in an array of genres like oil painting and wood carving, as well as exhibits with Japanese paper dolls depicting the local Gujo-odori dance and the procession of a feudal lord. The museum sells artwork and holds craft making workshops too.

    郡上踊りの様子やかつての郡上八幡の人々の暮らしの様子が、千代紙や和紙の人形で再現されていてとても見応えありました。 工作のコーナーも楽しかったです。

  • Glass Museum Koma
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    3 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Furukawachousannomachi 1-17
    An art museum located a five minute walk from Hida-Furukawa Station on the Takayama Main Line. The museum displays glassware produced in Japan from the end of the Edo period to the early Showa period, and the museum’s collection spans some 800 pieces. The pieces on display are extremely diverse, and include miniature lamps, shaved ice bowls, and glass timepieces; many draw the eye with their vivid coloring. The museum also has uranium glass pieces which glow with a characteristic fluorescent luster. Be sure to note the museum’s Taisho Roman-style exterior, which blends in with the surrounding townscape. The museum is closed during the New Year’s holidays and also only opens on Saturdays and Sundays from December to February.

    明治・大正・昭和初期のガラス製品を展示しているということですが、年始に行ったので閉館してました。しかし外観がすごく素敵です。白壁に格子柵そしてドアだけ茶色とツートンカラーのレトロな感じの建物で、建築ファンには見ていただきたいです。

  • Hida Takayama Teddy Bear Eco Village
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    Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Nishinoisshikimachi 3-829-4
    This teddy bear museum themed on the environment is about an eight-minute drive from JR Takayama Station. The museum is in a restored gassho (large thatched roof) style kominka (old house) built over 180 years ago, and has 1,000 teddy bears waiting to greet you. You can also take commemorative photos together with historic valuable bears and works by famous international and Japanese artists. In the adjacent Little Bear Cafe, you can enjoy meals, and also parfaits and handmade cakes made using local ingredients that are as organic as possible. The inside of the shop is lined with original bears, bears from around the world, and variety goods.
  • Hibino Goho Memorial Art Museum
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    Gifu Anpachi-gun Godocho Godo 1220-1
    An art museum housing 283 leading works of the late Hibino Gojo, a master of contemporary Japanese calligraphy. He has received numerous awards, including the Japan Art Academy Awards and the Minister of Education Awards. Exhibitions are held twice a year with a late April to late May spring exhibit and a November autumn exhibit. From late June to early July, the Godo Town Art Exhibition features genres as varied as painting, sculpture, calligraphy, and photography.
  • Highland Art Gallery Hida-no-Kaze
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    Gifu Takayama-shi Okuhida Onsenkyo Shinhodaka
    An art gallery in Shirakabadaira Station that's connected to the Shinhotaka Ropeway, the only two-story ropeway in Japan. It showcases paintings, photos, crafts, and more with a theme of Hida's environment and natural features. Exhibits other than their special exhibitions are free of charge, so anyone can drop by while using the Shinhotaka Ropeway. The work on display is inspired by the natural beauty of Hida and the Northern Alps. The gallery space is also available for rent.
  • Ogaki Poster Museum
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    Gifu Ogaki-shi Kitagatacho 5-50
    "This museum aims to contribute to the establishment of international communication arts in the visual language of posters through projects related to the collection, exhibition, research and preservation of posters. It was established in 1996 in hopes of revitalizing local culture and understanding poster art. It houses more than 10,000 posters, including posters from 100 years ago by founders of modern posters such as Lautrec and Cheret. It holds temporary exhibitions such as the ""High School Poster Contest"" and ""Ogaki International Invitation Poster Exhibition,"" and many local residents come to see the works during the exhibitions."
  • Seki Tatushinodamomobenibijutukukan
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    2 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Sekishi Wakakusadori 3-chome 1

    おもに篠田桃紅の作品を展示されていますが、ほかの地元の作家のものもあります。 展示内容は定期的に入れ替えされているので数か月ごとに訪れても楽しめます。 駅からも歩けます。

  • Gujohachiman Folk Art Art Museum
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Gifu Gujo-shi Hachimancho Shimadani 1459-2

    This is an interesting museum with exhibits showcasing the delights of the town including the founder of sample food and local festivals. A couple of times a day in the morning there is an...

  • Onkoshuseikan
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    Gifu Pref. Kaidushi Hiratachousangou 1980
  • Kyokusho Art Museum
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    Gifu Pref. Ibigunikedachou Kusabuka Otani 939-10
  • Gifu Rekishi Museum Bunkankatoeiza Higashichikinen Art Museum
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    Gifu Pref. Gifushi Omiyachou 1-chome 46

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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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