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Yamatane Museum of Art

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: 3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya 150-0012, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5777-8600
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10:00 - 16:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Small but lovely

This is a small museum devoted solely to Japanese Nihonga art in which you can find a respite from city crowds for an hour or so. The entire museum is on the lower level once you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 December 2016
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Fussa, Japan
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Fussa, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a small museum devoted solely to Japanese Nihonga art in which you can find a respite from city crowds for an hour or so. The entire museum is on the lower level once you enter the lobby and consists of two rooms. Scrolls and screens from different periods are on display, all of which are considered the best... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is my second visit. I visited their previous old location once. The building looks newer and inside is spacious and has appropriate lighting to display Japanese style paintings. It is located a little bit far from Shibuya(20 minutes walk) and Ebisu(10 minutes) JR stations and is in front of Hiroo high school. If you like japanese style paintings, please... More 

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tokyo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you like Nihonga Art, this is a special place, intimate. When the Japanese stopped mimicking French impressionism and returned to their roots in Nihonga, often with scenes of nature and using paints extracted from stones, they created art of world class stature. Worth a visit.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Sep 2016 they have a special exhibition with 6 masters of Ukiyoe (whatever this might mean). Great they give you a summary in English- which highlights and explains main works- very useful.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This place exhibits top notch Japanese paintings, and especially "nihonga". Exhibition takes about 1-2 hours to visit, and there's a nice sweet shop in the main entrance hall.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I sometimes to visit Yamatane-gallery to buy good Japanese traditional pictures(ex Uemura-Shoukou )because of the souvenir to trip abroad, of course those are good for chips for house keepers or door man. We enjoy Japanese tea and traditional cakes in that gallery. Mondays are closed and if monday is a national holiday Tuesday is closed.You can use bus from Ebisu... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

The watercolor paintings you can see here are first rate. I really enjoyed the paintings. Vivid colors, easy on the eyes, with a high level of artistic merit. It's in an office building so its kind of hard to spot from the street, but once you go inside it looks more like a museum. It is too expensive for how... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

This small museum is devoted to Japanese painting. There are some fine examples in the museum's own collection, and thematic exhibitions include equally fine borrowings from other collections. The galleries are on a single floor of an unremarkable building, along with the museum shop. The simple tea shop in the lobby (which closes at the same time as the museum)... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

I believe that this museum is in the best place in Tokyo. It takes about 10 min from Ebisu station by walking, but it is worthwhile visiting here if you like museums. It is not that big, but you will feel good atmosphere of this museum and like the artwork of Japanese artists.

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Bandung, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

At this museum exhibited various works of art painting in Japan and internationally. Visitor charged an entrance fee of 1000 yen for adults. Paintings on display with beautiful lighting and exclusive, thus showing high results of their work to show off.

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There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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