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MOA Museum of Art

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Address: 26-2 Momoyamacho, Atami 413-8511, Shizuoka Prefecture
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+81 557-84-2511
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09:30 - 16:30
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Fri - Wed 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Due to large-scale renovation work, MOA Museum of Art is scheduled to be...

Due to large-scale renovation work, MOA Museum of Art is scheduled to be closed from March 7th, 2016 for about 11 months. The purpose of the renovation is to reshape the gallery space and update the facilities. Mr. Hiroshi Sugimoto, a world renowned architect will design the lobby area and exhibition galleries.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your understanding and patience in advance. And please look forward to more comfortable lobby and gallery spaces for our new rebirth as a new museum to look into the future.

Closure period; March 7, 2016 ~ February 4, 2017 (intended)

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Beautiful and tranquil art museum ☺️

We did not expect much before we went there. Just had some time left before our train and that was about it until we got off bus. It has a wide open sea view and it is very quiet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not expect much before we went there. Just had some time left before our train and that was about it until we got off bus. It has a wide open sea view and it is very quiet and peaceful. The museum itself was very modern after a recent renovation. Easy to get there as well. Only 5-7 mins... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my second visit to the MOA Museum of Art in Atami. I was impressed by this museum on our first visit about 2-1/2 years ago. Renovations were completed in February 2017 and the museum is even more amazing. The non-glare glass was so clear that you couldn't even tell that there was glass separating you from the artwork!... More 

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Los Altos Hills, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was located in high ground. I had to drive wounded road. The building was renovated and beautiful. There are many sub-national treasure shown in the museum.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

This museum stands out as one of the most special and well done museums of Japan. Not only it houses some of the most well known works of art of Japan, but it has a very interesting architecture and and a breathtaking view of the sea and the mountains around it. Worth the trip from Tokyo if you are into... More 

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Reviewed 4 December 2016

I have been visiting MOA for 30 years. Each time I travel to Atami MOA is a stop. Note the museum is closed for renovation until February of 2017. This museum is said to have been founded by a Japanese whose lifetime passion was aesthetics. The legend has it that he once sold his house to acquire a Japanese bowl.... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Modern architecture with many Japanese and Oriental works of art. Much visited by people from all over the world. It belongs to the World Messianic Church and its founder was Mokiti Okada who passed away in February of 1955.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great medium size museum situated in a park with unique architecture built into the mountainside with fantastic views of Suruga Bay and a Henry Moore sculpture facing the bay. Heading up to the main entrance are four flights of escalators with different colors. Interior of the museum is very spacious with two floors of galleries with 17th & 18th century... More 

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Maryland
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

The architecture of this museum alone makes it worth the visit. The exhibits were well laid out with plenty of breathing room for the objects. Only limited English signage. The soba restaurant on the grounds is wonderful.

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is one place we would have really good memories about. we visited this place with our 2 year old twin daughters and given a chance would recommend every parent visiting Atami / Japan from India to visit this place. Not just for the historical knowledge of Japan but for a day well spend. the inhouse coffee shop is must... More 

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

From the grand entryway to the mountaintop views, this museum is a gem. The collection of artifacts from Bactria are amazing, and the Japanese collection is unique. An architectural wonder!

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