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MOA Museum of Art

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Worth going to Atami to see the MOA

We ended up in Atami as a place to visit that wasn't far from Tokyo before we started our JR Pass... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
The view was amazing!

The best museum ever! I think everyone would like this museum even if usually you have less... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2018
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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It has been 33 years since MOA Museum of Art was established in 1982, and we are currently carrying out refurbishment construction to renovate the exhibition space and museum facilities. The renovation of its lobby area and exhibition galleries are...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
26-2 Momoyamacho, Atami 413-8511, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 557-84-2511
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed March 8, 2015

For people unaware of the meaning of "MOA", it is the "Moakichi Okada Association", not "museum of art." MOA is a Japanese "new religion" that believes in natural foods, laying of hands, and mostly making its founder rich. Some of that money went to an...More

3  Thank dcpalter
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed June 24, 2015

The walk was long from the train station, but pleasant. Museum was somewhat sterile for my taste. MOA stands for Mokichi Okada Association a lifestyle of welllness and art.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

We ended up in Atami as a place to visit that wasn't far from Tokyo before we started our JR Pass and we were very happy to find the MOA. It's a fantastic building with an amazing view over Atami. You arrive at the gallery...More

Thank Pacificwoman59
Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

The best museum ever! I think everyone would like this museum even if usually you have less interest in them. The architecture is unique, I especially liked the escalator. I recommend you rest in the tea room or restaurant outside of the museum. 爽快な気分になれる美術館。美術館が好きでもそうでない人も絶対に気にいると思います。建物は新しく斬新で、入り口の長いエスカレーターが意外と特にお気に入りです。おわったあとは、屋外の尾形光琳の家を改装したレストランや隣接するお茶屋さんで一服するのがおすすめです。

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

The building complex is quite impressive, it sits in the top of a hill, some 300 meters above sea level while still being very close to the ocean. The artwork inside the museum consists mostly on ancient relics from Japanese past eras. Worth visiting.

Thank Frederico M
Reviewed December 29, 2017

這次伊豆熱海行的其中一個非常期待的景點是位於熱海市桃山町的「MOA美術館」。 這座私立美術館由世界救世教教祖岡田茂吉於1982年成立,地勢位於山上,可俯瞰整個相模灣以至漂浮在相模灘上的初島和伊豆大島。從房總半島到三浦半島,伊豆半島180度的廣闊風景一覽無遺,景色極為美麗。 MOA美術館的收藏品以日本及東洋藝術為主,有繪畫、雕塑、瓷器、書法、漆器等,範圍廣闊且豐富,更另設能樂堂、茶苑及茶室。 午餐就在美術館中的漂亮日式庭園內的蕎麦店解決吧! Ingeniously carved into the slopes of Mount Izu, the MOA Museum of Art takes a bit of effort to get to; yet its remarkable architecture and collection of ancient Japanese and East Asian art easily justify a visit. Within the vast...More

Thank Iris C
Reviewed December 6, 2017

Depending on the exhibits, the collections that you can view will differ, so refer to their homepage before visiting. Great location with a superb view of the bay and ocean. Beautiful garden with many choices of high quality restaurants. You can spend a few hours...More

Thank rie s
Reviewed November 19, 2017

well organised museum, great exhibits ; with lovely exterior gardens with both indoor and outdoor dining facilities available.

Thank joshlty
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Recently upgraded museum is amazing modern architectural beauty with excellent collection of Japanese art. Very spacious.

Thank motohachi
Reviewed October 7, 2017

MOA Atami Art Museum is the perfect combination of man made beauty and natural beauty. It holds three national treasures including ”Red and White Plum Blossoms” by Korin Ogata. Modern structure and nice gardens. Wonderful view of the Sagami Gulf. One day to visit this...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed September 5, 2017

You go to a museum for the collection, and this one's is great, spanning ancient Buddhist art to contemporary craft art. However, this building itself is a joy to explore and the views are superb. Wonderful museum.

Thank Davey Y
Reviewed September 2, 2017

This museum can boast more about its facilities and setting than its collection. The entry through the escalators is luminous & colorful. View from the museum of the city and Sagami bay is also breathtaking. Should take a break in the cafe and enjoy.

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