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Hida Takayama Museum of Art

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Address: 1-124-1 Kamiokamoto-cho, Takayama 506-0055, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 577-35-3535

Its extensive glass collection is the main attraction of this popular art...

Its extensive glass collection is the main attraction of this popular art museum.

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A gem - totally alone in the exhibit

This museum which was endowed by a wealthy Japanese patron houses a wonderful collection of European glass art in particular - tiffany, Lalique and alike. We were the only ones... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum which was endowed by a wealthy Japanese patron houses a wonderful collection of European glass art in particular - tiffany, Lalique and alike. We were the only ones there! It has a great tea room and a view of the mountains to boot. Of course it is not traditional Japanese art, but a worthwhile diversion if you have... More 

Thank Unclepo13
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hida Takayama Museum of Art is truly worth a visit, outstanding. Slightly out of the centre of the city it has a superb collection of Art Deco and Art Nouveau glass and furniture. This Museum has achieved 3 Michelin Stars. There is a lovely cafe attached and worth a visit.

Thank Julie B
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Glass artifacts (lamps, bottles), and furniture. Tribute to Parisian Art Deco. Only if you have extra time to spend in Takayama.

Thank YNMtoronto
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Both the location and especially the building is great. The collection of glass art and art nouveau is not that big, but does contain beautiful pieces.

Thank Hans H
Point Cook, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Very good exhibition of history of Takayama. Spent around 1 1/2hrs walking around museum. A lot of detail on history of the area dating back many centuries..

Thank Lyngra2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Fab art deco collection, such a visual treat in such a lovely setting. The collection is impressive and so beautiful! Definite must if in Takayama. The cafe is fabulous too, overlooking Japanese Alps drinking organic red wine after exploring the museum was superb way to end my visit to such a special museum. Go visit!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had read about this museum in Lonely Planet but were completely gobsmacked at this beautiful collection of Art Deco and Art Nouveau. Beautiful Lalique fountain and works by Lalique Daum Tiffany and so on and amazing furniture. The building itself is graceful and stylish too. The cafe looked lovely but as there was a private function taking place we... More 

Thank ynoAustralia
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

After 8 days of Shinto and Buddhists shrines and temples, it was a treat to see something very different. This museum houses a collection or art glass and 1920's wood furniture. The museum itself is a treat, very modern in a very old town. It has a large museum shop and restaurant as well. We spent about an hour wandering... More 

Thank real_in_philly
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

If you're a fan of design, glass, or Art Deco this is a wonderful private collection made open to the public. This museum is a fine example of what one might do if they were wealthy, traveled the world, collected fine art and wanted to share their collection with generations to come. The museum is a piece of art in... More 

Thank ratcatcow
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I enjoyed visiting this art gallery. It was classy and well planned. Its main focus is glassware and some interior design stuff. If thats not your interest, there is no more.

Thank dip69

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