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Was looking forward to this after reading the other reviews, but when we arrived I was scratching my head-- what is the point of this? The overall architecture and the sheets of falling water are nice enough, but the art reproductions are quite unremarkable-- in...More
Intriguing "garden" next to the Kyoto Botanical Garden. Multi-level outdoor structure with water features and reproductions of a variety of famous paintings (e.g., The Last Supper, Monet's Waterlilies). The waterfalls create an incredible calming effect. Very modest admission fee and can get a discount with...More
Better known as the Garden of Fine Arts, designed by architect Tadao Ando, the Garden of Fine Arts is a small , open air museum of 8 world renowned pieces of art set in beautiful frames, amidst his favourite elements of concrete and flowing water....More
This little place is completely overlooked. A fantastic unique concept executed perfectly; this place is also basically free from tourist crowds (for now) which really adds to the experience. Iv'e never actually been inside any of Tadao Ando's work but after this I'm just completely...More
Place on morth of kyoto, next to kyoto botanical garden, this outdoor museum, celebrating a contemplation of several repro masterpiece such Van Gogh, Da Vinci and Michaelangelo. The architecture is superb, these masterpiece cased by water and a silence conrte, create a dialogue of material,...More
This place is a little gem, overlooked by visitors. Designed by Tadao Ando, this piece of modern architectural insertion is sensitive to its context and streetscape.
Upon entering you walk down a series of ramps with pause spaces which allows the visitor to stop and...More
Open air museum.. We were nearly the only ones there, as it was raining, but that made it no less enjoyable. It's full of water anyhow...waterfalls and shallow ponds (with Monet's waterlilies). The ceramic reproductions are extremely well executed, and the architecture if fabulous. Loved...More
The internationally famous architect, Tadao Ando, created this unusual outdoor display of 8 'famous' paintings photo engraved on ceramic and installed in ingenious settings. They are immune to weather and available throughout the seasons. Entry is next to the North gate of the Botanical Garden....More
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.