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Art Museum Spots in Shizuoka Area

  • MOA Museum of Art
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    Shizuoka Pref. Atamishi Momoyamachou 26-2
    This is a museum built on a hill which overlooks Sagami Bay in Atami, Shizuoka Prefecture. From the main lobby with one sweep of the eye, you can see Hatsushima and Izu Oshima islands floating in the sea, and the large 180-degree panorama soothes the souls of the people who see it. It holds approximately 3,500 fine works of art with a focus on Japanese art including three National Treasures and 65 Important Cultural Properties. The museum reopened in February, 2017 after undergoing renovations. It is located five minutes by car from JR Atami Station.
  • Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art
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    4.5
    31 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Totari 614
    This is a private art museum located in Ito City, Shizuoka which focuses on 20th century contemporary art. This museum was established in 1975 by Eiichi Ikeda, the founder of NICHIREKI CO.,LTD. It has a collection of approximately 1,400 works of fine art and sculptures created in the 20th century with an emphasis on the theme of “human”; it also possesses works by famous painters including Renoir, Bonnard and Picasso. If you get in touch in advance, the curator or a member of staff will explain about a piece of work.

    small, but with great modern art collection. worth a visit. also the restaurant on the opposite street is a nice place to check.

  • Izu no Chohachi Art Museum
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    4.5
    33 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunmatsuzakichou Matsuzaki 23
    This is a museum which aims to communicate to the succeeding generations the contributions made by the craftsman, Chohachi Irie to plaster art “kote-e” and the techniques of traditional plasterers. Approximately 50 unique artworks created by Chohachi Irie—which are different from normal plaster art—are on display and are introduced in the museum. It takes 50 minutes by bus to get to the museum from Izukyu-line Shimoda Station.

    雨の場合の観光先を探していて、見つけたところでしたが、調べてみると興味深く、お天気に恵まれましたが、予定に組み入れて行くことにしました。入口で職員の方に説明を受けたあと、用意された虫眼鏡を借りて、解説を読みながらじっくりと作品をみることができました。館内でビデオが上映されており、理解の助けになりました。漆喰芸術、すばらしかったです。

  • Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum
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    3.5
    23 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Kakegawa Inside 1142-1 Kakegawa Castle Park
    Kakegawa Ninomaru Museum is just a one-minute walk from the Kitamon bus stop and a 10-minute drive from the Kakegawa Interchange. It is an art museum located in Kakegawa Castle Park, and its prime exhibits are the Kinoshita Collection of craft items, especially those related to smoking, and the Suzuki Collection of late 19th century and early 20th century paintings in the Japanese style. Many works of local artists are displayed and stored here. Every effort has been made to allow visitors to enjoy the exhibits to the greatest extent possible. The Japanese-style paintings are displayed with consideration given to the proper order, and the craft items can be viewed with magnifying glasses or double mirrors, allowing visitors can see the details. The museum also holds a variety of special exhibitions.

    お城や御殿とペアの券を買いました。私が行った時期はちょうど夏休みで、企画としては子供向けでした(浮世絵や棟方志功を含む版画が中心)。ただ、他の時期には凝った展示もあるらしいので、事前に企画展の内容を確認した方がよいでしょう。

  • Uehara Museum of Art
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shimodashi Udogane 341
    This is an art museum in Udogane, Shimoda City. Housed in this museum are the Modern Art collection of Uehara Shoji, the honorary chairman of Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., and the Buddhism Art collection of both of his parents, Shokichi and Koeda. The museum displays masterpieces from both the west and Japan including the Bridge at Argenteuil by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the Portait of Reiko by Kishida Ryusei, and treasured statues of Buddha from the Heian and Kamakura eras, housed, respectively, in the Modern Art Gallery and the Buddhist Art Gallery.

    伊豆の国市の願成就院に3度目の訪問をし、伊豆長岡温泉にチェックインするまで時間があったので、ネット検索したこの美術館まで行きました。3度目でも感動した運慶の国宝5像を¥500で拝観した後だったためか、仏教館の祈りの対象ではなかった約130体の模刻像には感銘も受けませんでしたし、名品選コレクションの仏像も香雪美術館の村山龍平氏の収集したものに比べるとかなり見劣りました。天城越えして車で往復2時間半ほ...

  • Shizuoka City Serizawa Keisuke Art Museum
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    4.5
    48 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Suruga-ku Toro 5-10-5
    This art museum, situated inside the Toro Park, is located at 5-Chome, Toro, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City. Housed in this museum are around 800 works of Serizawa Keisuke, a holder of the title of Important Intangible Cultural Property, a so called national treasure, who was a dyer from Shizuoka City. The museum also has over 4500 artisanal works from around the world that he collected. The museum rotates the works on display three times a year. On Sundays and holidays when the museum is open, Serizawa Keisuke's residence moved from Tokyo, is open for public viewing

    Tried to squeeze this in before returning to Tokyo. Wished we had had more time,as his work was outstanding and varied. TAXI WARNING. It’s a bit off the beaten track,so we asked the museum to phone...

  • Hamamatsu Municipal Museum of Art
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Hamamatsushi Naka-ku Matsushirochou 100-1
    This art museum is situated within the Hamamatsu Castle Park in Matsushirocho, Naka Ward, Hamamatsu City. This museum, known for its collection of 18th to 19th glass paintings as some modern works, also houses ukiyoe prints, Otsu art, distemper paintings, sculptures, and artisanal craftworks. It also hosts the Hamamatsu City Art Festival in which works by local residents are also displayed.

    スーパーリアルワールド展を観に行きました。 コンパクトにまとまっていて、駐車場も近く、とてもいいロケーションでした。 スーパーリアルワールドはおすすめ。 油彩とスプレーの2つの写実主義の絵を見ることができ、存分に楽しめます。

  • Koganezaki Crystal Park
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    4.0
    35 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kamogunnishizuchou Ugusu 2204-3
    This museum which displays modern glass works and kaleidoscopes gathered from around the world is located in the Ugusu district of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Kamo County, Nishiizu Town, a production area for silica, the raw material in glass. In addition to their regular exhibits, they also hold original exhibitions based on the theme of glass. In their experience workshop, visitors can enjoy making unique glass products such as sand-blasted items and stained glass. There is also a shop where guests can purchase glass products such as Nishi Izu’s Kamo Furin handmade wind chimes and works by local artists.

    The first views were great, showing the cape... but that was nothing compared to when you reach the place where you can see Mt Fuji! The Mt Fuji Lookout within this attraction is absolutely worth...

  • Izukogen Antique Jewelry Museum
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano 1030-63
    This antique jewelry museum in Yawatano, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture, displays jewelry and dresses mainly from the Victorian period. Many of the exhibits are from the 19th century when capitalists flourished due to their wealth from the colonies. You can see a number of precious items such as a Tiffany pendant, a tiara with 620 diamonds, and a delicately crafted cameo. There is also a space where you can try on some antique style dresses and have your photograph taken.

    伊豆観光で行った博物館。 自分はおっさのくせに、光物、貴族モノに弱かったのでつい行ってしまいました。 行って大正解でした。 クジャクのペンダント、指輪、リングなど欧州の宮殿博物館に置くとよくある光モノが沢山ありたまりませんでした。 周辺ホテルや道の駅にパンフがあり、それを持参すると10%オフになりますので、必ずゲットしていきましょう。

  • Nosaka Automata Museum
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    4.5
    17 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Yawatano Stock tricks 1283 - 75
    The Nosaka Automata Museum is an art museum located in Yawatano, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture, which stores and displays antique ‘automata’ dolls that can move by mechanical means. Automata produced by European watch makers in the 18th and 19th centuries are works of art that use one spring as its driving force without using any electrical power. In addition to the exhibition of a number of valuable automata that would have attracted aristocrats of the day, there is also a corner which shows, several times a day, the automata in action.

    These days we take robots and machines for granted, but even just 100 years ago, automata filled people with wonder. How do they move? Its like magic! This museum has a great collection. My friend...

  • Izu Kogen Stained Glass Museum
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    4.0
    43 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Kawana 1439-1
    Located in a perfect location overlooking the sea is this stained glass museum in Kawana, Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. With a church and chapel contained within, there is precious stained glass from the 19th century given by the UK to be found throughout the building. The museum is a glorious space in which the soul is soothed by the rays of sunshine pouring through the stained glass windows, the soft light of the lamps and by the scent of the incense. Unexpected moments can be enjoyed while listening to the sounds of the music box and pipe organ. On site is an Italian restaurant run by chef Yukio Ishizaki and also a wedding venue.

    I am not an expert on stained glass, but I found the building elegant, the gardens pretty and the overall atmosphere enchanting. Many stained glass windows on display are old works from Europe...

  • Museum of Ivory and Stone Sculpture - jewelpia
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 1096-1
    Jewelpia is a museum focusing on ivory carvings and natural jewels, located in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The importing of ivory is currently prohibited under the Washington Convention. The museum is known to be a valuable art museum throughout the world. The museum houses about 270 exhibits all of which are national treasures, including about 120 ivory carvings from China, a jade sculpture, folding screens studded with jewels, and art works from Asia. Another must-see in the museum is the world’s largest natural folding screen inlaid with more than 1,500 precious stones. There is also an area where visitors can have a go at making their own bracelets and gel candles.

    伊東から中伊豆方面に行く途中、女房殿の希望で、当該館に入館する。2度目ですが、象牙、石の彫刻物、素晴らしいです。案内の方がおり、簡単に説明をうける。詳細は、すでにUPしているので書かないが、どれも感動ものです。写真撮影はOKなので、今回、沢山撮りました。お土産は、虎目石のブレスレットを購入する。。

  • Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum
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    4.5
    40 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunnagaizumichou Higashino Clematis Hill 347-1
    Located on a clematis-covered hill, the Vangi Sculpture Garden Museum is the only museum in the world dedicated to the work of the contemporary Italian figurative sculptor Giuliano Vangi. The Museum displays a range of Vangi’s sculptures created since the 1960s. The Museum garden is planted with many different varieties of clematis, including white clematis, as well as roses and tulips, with beautiful flowers in bloom all year round.

    A nice stroll, inside and out. Lovely sculptures. And the reward at the bottom of the hill is a very nice restaurant. Book ahead for both.

  • Izu Glass & Craft Museum
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Shizuoka prefecture Ito city Omuro Kogen 11-300
    Izu Glass & Craft Museum is an art museum situated in a beautiful, scenic spot with marvelous views of the Izu Shichito Islands. The Museum has on display a large collection of works by famous glass-makers of the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, including Emile Galle, the Daum family, and Tiffany & Co. There is a café, a museum shop, and a workshop where experiential activities are held; in the workshop, visitors can try their hand at making glass accessories, kaleidoscopes, candles, stained glass, etc.

    色々なガラス細工が沢山あります。 ぶら-と、行くのにお進めです。 お土産に綺麗なガラス細工を買いました。 ここでカラス細工体験をしてくれたらもっと時間を使えると思います。

  • Bernard Buffet Museum
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    4.0
    32 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunnagaizumichou Higashino Clematis Hill 515 - 57
    The Bernard Buffet Museum is an art museum that collects and exhibits works by the French artist Bernard Buffet, one of the leading figurative artists of the Post-War period. There are more than 2,000 works in the Museum’s collection, including oil paintings, watercolors, woodblock prints, posters, etc. There is also the “Buffet Children’s Museum of Art,” an experiential museum for children, as well as a café and a museum shop, making this a place where people of all ages can enjoy art.

    3館共通券がおすすめ。ヴァンジ彫刻美術館とクレマチスの丘、吊り橋もオススメです。こちらに併設のレストランKEYAKIが雰囲気も良く、リーズナブルな価格です。

  • Sano Art Museum
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    4.0
    39 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Mishimashi Nakatamachi 1-43
    "This art museum primarily holds exhibits of Japanese fine arts, with an impressive array of styles, such as pottery, paintings, and photographs. In the regular exhibit section, a portion of the collection, such as swords, and Buddha statues, is on display. The premises include a stroll-type Japanese garden, which receives spring water from Mt. Fuji, and is called ""Ryusen-en"", a place with enjoyable views in each season."

    This museum is located on the tourist path of the city and has a beautiful little garden right behind it, but the exhibition itself is very small and when I was there the exhibition was Amime...

  • Suichu Rakuen Aquarium
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    Shizuoka Pref. Gotembashi Kouyama 719 hours Yosukei
    This goldfish aquarium, one of Japan's largest, is located at the Gotenba Kogen Toki no Sumika resort. It exhibits 4,500 goldfish in spaces bathed in otherworldly light. These fish represent some 200 varieties, including the Tosakin, Jikin, and Izumo Nankin, three Japanese breeds recognized as Natural Monuments, as well as new varieties yet to be officially named.
  • Izukogen Stained Glass Art Museum
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Futo 842-175
    This stained glass museum in Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture exhibits a collection of 19th century antique stained glass. Visitors can also listen to music boxes and the museum's pipe organ. It also offers popular stained glass classes (reservation required). The museum, which also has a shop and a cafe, is visited by many tourists.

    親切にトンボ玉の製作を体験させて頂けました。一人2300円で2つも作れました。気に入ってあれからずっとブレスレットしています。

  • Shiseido Art House
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Kakegawashi Shimomata 751-1
    This art museum in Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture was founded in 1978. It exhibits works of painting, sculpture, handicrafts, and other art forms. In addition to its permanent exhibits, the museum also holds regular exhibitions. The museum's shop offers Shiseido-designed products, Shiseido Parlour sweets, and more.

    Shiseido Art House is located near JR Kakegawa Station. Tourists can rent a bicycle at Station. I went to Shiseido by bicycle. ( about 10 minutes ) I think Shiseido is great architecture, and...

  • Shizuoka City Museum of Art
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    4.0
    74 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Shizuokashi Aoi-ku Kouyamachi 17-1 Aoi Tower 3F
    This art museum in Aoi Ward, Shizuoka City is an urban art museum that does not focus on any particular genre of art and throughout the year hold many special exhibitions and events. Along with appreciating the pieces of art there is a cafe and a multi-purpose room almost the same size as the gallery. It is used for all variety of events. On rainy days you can get to the museum from Shizuoka Station without needing to get wet.

    I was surprised to see this directly across from the train station, but what was better they had an exhibit that was outstanding, though a visiting exhibit, if this is their quality, then check it...

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With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan's largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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