Aomori Museum of Art
Aomori Museum of Art
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand1,014 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
A small but friendly art gallery set in gardens about a ten minute bus ride from the centre. Exhibitions tend to concentrate on individual artists and 45 minutes is probably sufficient time to spend inside the building.
Written 27 November 2023
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TheDoor_isopen
Tuggeranong, Australia2,891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Set in very pleasant grounds and a nice piece of architecture, this museum is a 10 minute taxi ride out of town. I believe there’s also a bus service nearby.

We spent the morning there browsing the various exhibits and ended with a drink and food at the Cat Cafe - well worth a visit to. There’s also a lovely gift shop with good quality pieces.
Written 16 July 2023
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MarkKwok
Vancouver137 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The museum is modern with a good collection of art by Yoshitomo Nara, and huge backdrops of the ballet Aleko by Chagall.

Aomori-ken (Aomori Dog) is situated outside the museum building. Visitors can see it from inside the museum through the observation window, or take a path to see it up close. There is no fee to take the path so visitors can just come and see Aomori-ken if they wish to save a few bucks.

There is also a nice coffee shop inside the museum.

If coming from Aomori station, take the bus at bay no.6. Do check the bus schedule as the buses are hourly. I happened to miss the bus by a minute and ended up taking a cab (some 1,300 - 1,500 yen).
Written 26 August 2020
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dsHawaii
Honolulu, HI96 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Sounds like the success of your visit depends on what is currently being exhibited. The first impression you get from the outside of the building is an impressive one. A grand building set on a hillside. Even inside there are immense showing rooms. The Chagall exhibit is stunning. However, it was downhill from there. Most of the other exhibit were of photographs and most of the descriptions were in Japanese. Kind of surprising given that so many tourists come here. Honestly, for the price of the bus ticket (you can't use JR pass) and the entrance fee, it was not money well spent.
Written 30 March 2020
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la_vera_mahshid
Tokyo210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I visited this place to see the architecture! I purposely went in Febraury to see the building against snow. I wasn't disappointed! It also has a quite impressive collection especially of Yoshitomo Nara.
Written 4 March 2020
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RedMustang56
Palm Springs, CA169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Nice museum. A bit out of the way, but there is a tourist bus from the train station and/or the tourist center which will take you right to it.
Written 31 January 2020
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lovemykidsallthetime
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia269 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Because of the lack of snow, ski resorts were slow to open. But we were glad we came here. The highlight was the four huge stage backdrops painted by Chagall for the ballet “Aleko”.
Written 23 December 2019
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invis_lady
Brisbane122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
I went there and paid 1900 yen to see the permanent exhibition plus the temporary exhibition. I got there at opening time so there weren't crowds blocking the insta-worthy shots.

I like art, and managed to see everything in 1 hour, as most of the paragraphs of text are in Japanese only.

Trip critical information-
1) outdoor path to the Aomori Dog is now closed for winter. You can still photograph this part of the permanent exhibition from behind glass windows, but that comes with its own challenges, especially on a cloudy day.
2) The agriculture (temporary exhibition) is worth the money because most of this photography is allowed, but no tripods or flash allowed. It really lets you take in the full scale of the building itself. There is a central gallery that is massive in scale, can't be conveyed with pictures.

Transport- I have posted the local bus timetables to this review. Note that the timing is hourly!!! The tourist information centre at Aomori train station have also put together a handy guide for using local buses. The cheapest way to get here is local bus, one way 310yen or 500yen round trip, or there is an express service with a different bus company, but the round trip costs 800yen.
Written 16 November 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
But this may to intellectual for my liking. The presentation is well done and the staff helpful to get you point the right direction. If love ultra modern art this is you place.
Written 5 November 2019
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1760022
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan103 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Reading other reviews I just wonder if my wife and I were unfortunate enough to visit when the exhibits had changed, and indeed they had. Architectural and Spacial Works Designed for Children. Pictures of schools around the country and a few children's books here and there. Even without this section, which took up most of the space, the other exhibits could only loosely be described as "art". The Aleko ballet backdrops by Chagall were just OK but certainly not enough to warrant the trip. Luckily we had Sannai Maruyama close by. Check what's on before contemplating a visit.
Written 19 August 2019
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