Art Museum Spots in Shiga Area

  • MIHO MUSEUM
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    4.0
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    Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichoutashiro Momotani 300
    This unique design of this art museum in Koka City, Shiga was created by famous architect, I. M. Pei who was also responsible for designing the glass pyramid at the Musee de Louvre. Built to evoke the image of Shangri-La, 80% of the building is underground allowing it to assimilate into the beautiful natural surroundings. Over 3,000 pieces of art are on display in four exhibition rooms which cover Egypt, Western-Asia, Southern-Asia, and the Western Regions of China and special themed exhibits are also held. * The museum is closed for the winter until March 20th, 2019.

    I watched 133 masks of Japanese No play. Each mask had its mystic and profound beauty and gave me a chance to look into my inner self. Exhausted! And I needed a cafe, and there came out a cafe at...

  • Sagawa Art Museum
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    4.0
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    Shiga Pref. Moriyamashi Mizuhochou Kitagawa 2891
    An art museum located in Kitagawa Mizuho-cho, Moriyama City. The museum’s collection consists of pieces by Japanese painter Ikuo Hirayama, sculptor Churyo Sato, and ceramic artist Kichizaemon Raku. The museum has three standing exhibit halls each supervised by one of the artists. The museum also holds special exhibitions of other artists’ works. In addition, the museum owns a Buddhist temple bell designated a National Treasure which was originally cast in 858 to serve as the bell for the Hodoin west bell tower at the Enryaku-ji Temple (note that this bell is not normally put on display).

    他の方の口コミで お蕎麦があること見ていながら メニューで 探すことが出来ず サンドイッチセットを頼みました。中庭の水面も 見えます 席も 広くとっていますので スタッフも気配りが凄くいいです

  • Nagara Crafts Pavilion Mitsuhashi Setsuko Art Museum
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    4.0
    6 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Kozekichou 1-1
    An art museum located on the grounds of Nagara Park in Kozeki-cho, Otsu City. Adjoined by a studio, the museum contains works by Japanese painter Setsuko Mitsuhashi, who died prematurely at the age of 35 in 1975. The museum also has a creation space for making paintings and crafts.

    駅からは小高い丘を登り道なりに辿るとひっそりとした木立に囲まれた美術館に至る。以前梅原猛の「湖の伝説」に誘われた感じでここを訪れたことがあった。開館時間まじかで我々だけだったためか夫の靖将氏からお茶をご馳走になり、節子さんの創作エピソードなどをお聞きすることが出来た。今回は京都から帰宅の途次に十数年ぶりに立ち寄った。群青の色調で描かれた「静謐」な数点の大作。その画布に氏は何を込めていたのか、とりわ...

  • Hitomi Museum of Art
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    3.5
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    Shiga Pref. Higashioumishi Yamakamichou 2083
    An art museum situated along the Happu Highway in Yamakami-cho, Higashiomi City. The museum’s collection consists of works of art gathered by Reizo Zushi, founder of the Hitomi clothing company. The museum’s artworks include ukiyoe by such Hiroshige and woodblock prints by Shiko Munakata, but its collection of pieces by potter Bernard Leach is the largest in Japan and these make up the core of the facility’s standing exhibition.

    通りがかりに入りました。とても面白い展示物を見る事ができます。料金は大人500円、小中学生は無料でした。

  • Zeze-yaki Museum
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    4.0
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    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Nakashou 1-22-28
    A ceramics art museum located in 1 Chome Nakasho, Otsu City. The museum displays Zeze ware pieces. Zeze ware is a ceramic art counted among the “Seven Kilns,” the favorite pottery varieties of the tea ceremony master Kobori Masakazu. The museum also has a tearoom and garden and holds tea ceremonies and tea ceremony classes as well as treating visitors to matcha powdered green tea and Japanese sweets.

    膳所焼は江戸時代の初期より膳所藩のお庭焼として有名であって、大正時代に再興された。 美術間内には独立したお茶室もあり、抹茶が飲めるなど風流である。

  • Narita Art Museum
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    3.5
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    Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Asahichou 34-24
    An art museum located in Asahi-cho, Nagahama City. The museum’s collection consists of pieces by glass designer Rene Lalique assembled over many years by the museum’s director. The facility is the only art museum in the Kansai area with a standing Rene Lalique exhibition, and various measures have been taken to ensure each piece looks its best, including adjusting the lighting angles for each individual work of art.

    ラリックを妻が好きなので入ってみた。1階と2階合わせて数十点の作品が展示されていた。入場料は800円、JAFメンバーカードがあれば100円引き。ちょっと高いが、入館者はほとんどなく独占的に楽しめるし。2階の作品の一部については係りの人が直接解説していただける。また最後に休憩室でお茶とお干菓子がでて、庭と蔵を見ながらゆっくりできるのでそのことを考えれば妥当か。

  • The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga
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    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Setaminamiogayachou 1740-1
    An art museum located in Biwako Culture Park in Setaminamiogaya-cho, Otsu City. The museum’s collection and standing exhibition consists of modern Nihonga Japanese paintings, works of art by Nihonga painter Yuki Ogura and other artists connected to the local area, and other works of post-WWII American and Japanese modern art. The museum also holds permanent exhibitions and workshops and rents out exhibition spaces to city residents.
  • Borderless Art museum NO MA
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    4.0
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    Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Nagaharachou Kami 16

    Not an art fan at all, but spent 3.5 hours here and could have stayed longer. Wife and 2 sons in their late 20s equally loved it. Incredible!

  • gallerymammamia&patisserieMiA
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    5.0
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    Shiga Koka-shi Konancho Nogawa 835

    昔の木造校舎の学校跡を改装されて、奥様がカフェ、御主人の作品を展示している、カフェ&ギャラリー。 高台にあるから窓からは見はらしがよくて、甲賀の四季の訪れを感じながら、美味しい身体に優しいケーキやタルトを頂くことの出来る素敵な素敵なカフェです。 近くの牧場産のノンホモ低温殺菌牛乳を使ったシフォンケーキはふわふわです。 季節のタルトも素材を厳選したもので、リンゴのタルトは最高です。 珈琲や紅茶も美味...

  • Samegai Kibori Art Museum
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Maibarashi Samegai 95

    目立つ建物なので何かとそばに寄ってみました。木彫りの美術館のようですが開いてはいません。特に木彫りに興味ありませんが、どういう作品か分かりませんので普通としておきます。

  • Kinoshita Art Museum
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    3.0
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    Shiga Otsu-shi Hieidaira 2-chome 28-21

    バイク遊びの行き先としていってきました。 比叡山ドライブウェイの入り口近く。 飲み物サービスがあるそうです。

  • Hira Art Museum
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    Shiga Takashima-shi Shishigase Iwakura 75-1
  • Sawayama Art Museum
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    Shiga Pref. Hikoneshi Furusawachou

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Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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