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Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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2255 Kawaguchi, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0304, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 555-76-8811
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 8, 2013

The work that goes into these beautiful creations is remarkable, the results even more so. Take the time to watch the short doco video on how the Kimono are made. The gardens are also a nice place for chill time.

6  Thank Fong-Gha
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 7, 2017

This place is such a rip-off: 1300 yen entrance fee for an adult, and there is only one exhibition room (the size of one medium exhibition room of National Gallery in London) only with around 20 kimonos. OK the Kimonos are beautiful, but we saw...More

2  Thank ken_yLondon
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Itchiku Kubota was an amazing man who earnestly pursued his dream and was incredibly talented at it. Not only are the kimono displays stunning, there was a lot of work put into the garden and entrance that made it very immersive, and a movie being...More

Thank RockingSAE
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was surrounded by landscaping decorations while the kimono displays inside were impressive. Recommended if you travel to that area.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum with surrounding garden is a rare little gem in Kawaguchiko. The collection of Itchiku Kubota’s kimonos is breathtaking and so is the building itself and not to speak about the garden which is so organicaly connected with the forrest around and the place....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we visited...absolutely amazing work. I was sad not to be able to buy a book on this wonderful artist / work. Tranquil setting every detail celebrates this amazing man's work. Glorious

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Who knew an artist could be so expressive with resist dyeing techniques, so subtle in shading, and so patient to make thousands of knots across 30 dye baths. Kimono as canvas. The life's work on one drive artist on display as he dictated, in a...More

Thank Jet799857
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

It’s a small museum but the kimonos are amazing and worth a visit. The staff were kind enough to put on the English DVD of Master Kuboda, which was fascinating. The tea room/drawing room is worth a visit, for sure - expensive but absolutely adorable.

Thank MNarciso
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I was really surprised by this small museum. I didn’t think painting on fabric (kimonos) would interest me that much, but it was really interesting and impressive. Both the building, the art and the garden was beautiful! Highly recommended. And don’t forget to view the...More

1  Thank ZulumannOslo
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The museum contains the main gallery, a garden, an exhibit for glass beads with patterns and colors. No photos/ videos are allowed in the exhibition rooms and galleries. We enjoy the works of Itchiku showcasing majestic views of Mt Fuji and the serene Lake kawaguchi....More

Thank GanL
Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I'd give this one a miss if your a kimono enthusiast. Not sure how this got to number one to do in the area 🤔

Thank LBiggie
Reviewed July 13, 2018

Okay, confession time. When our private guide mentioned she was taking us to a kimono museum, I thought "Oh boy, this stop is definitely for the ladies in the group." But to my surprise, I was sincerely impressed with what I discovered. Walking through a...More

2  Thank WilliamWillieWilson
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Response from cairo408 | Reviewed this property |
There are different hours depending on the season: April-November 0930-1700 (last entry at 1700); December-March 1000-1630 (last entry at 1600). Admission fees are: 1300 yen for adults; 900 yen for college and high school... More