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Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

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Address: 2255 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0304, Yamanashi Prefecture
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Magnificent work of art

I loved this museum and the surroundings. It is a hidden gem, not easy to find. The video explains the artist's technique and then you can take a very close look at kimonos... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this museum and the surroundings. It is a hidden gem, not easy to find. The video explains the artist's technique and then you can take a very close look at kimonos representing the four seasons. The colors are magnificent!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A little hard to find but so worth it if you appreciate beautiful art/handwork. A magnificent exhibition of artwork Kimonos. Ask for the English video to explain the artists work and dream. Nice shop as well

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

On a visit to Mount Fuji (beatiful clear day, very lucky) we got the bus from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko and then got the local tourist bus to a variety of locations dotted around Lake Kawaguchi. One of which was this Art Museum built by the late Itchiku Kubota to house his amazing tie dye kimonos, collection of beads and other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Was a quick visit on a textile tour, only disappointment was how short our visit was - could have spent all day looking at the fabulous kimonos and exploring the wonderful gardens. Will definitely visit again if I get back to Japan.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

When we were planning this trip, I had to look this up as it was recommended by a friend. It was a bit difficult to find because the signs are hidden and it's a little farther a way from the main road. But it was worth it. Aside from the fantastic Japanese garden at the entrance, the hand-painted kimonos are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

It was a place we were hesitating if we would visit and decided in favor and found it was a fantastic decision. It takes about 5-minutes walk from the red line bus stand (not a physical stand actually, it was just a drop off and pick point) and the walk is little bit up hill. The entrance was different and... More 

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Thank Ashikur
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is one of the highlights of our stay in Kawaguchiko. The architecture of the museum and the garden are beautiful. The kimonos exhibition and the story about the life of this incredible artist are amazingly exposed. We completely recommend to visit this museum.

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Thank Amandine O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

This is a must do if you are in the Fuji Five Lakes Area. There are English explanations and a short introductory video. This the gallery of Itchiku Kubota and displays his masterful kimonos. The building itself is very interesting and unique and there are beautiful gardens to explore. Quiet and peaceful it is a nice complement to Mt Fuji... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We were lucky enough to visit on a cold clear day so had a fabulous view of Mt Fuji as well as a chance to wander through the beautiful garden. But the highlight has to be the wonderful display of kimono, created by a true artist. The house is lovely too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The Kimonos on display are out of this world. Itchiku's symphony of light has to be seen in person. Only downside is that they only have a fraction of the symphony/universe kimonos here. I believe the others are displayed at other venues. Still, the architecture of the museum is one to be admired as well.

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