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Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art

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Address: 5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki, Otokuni-gun, Oyamazaki-cho 618-0071, Kyoto Prefecture
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Cozy museum that sells Claude Monet souvenirs and serve beer and high tea

There are a few nice collections in this museum and also the garden was very nice. Do not miss the small open space when you walked up the museum, the maple trees must be... read more

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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are a few nice collections in this museum and also the garden was very nice. Do not miss the small open space when you walked up the museum, the maple trees must be attractive when it is in autumn with red leaves. Claude Monet souvenirs are sold in the little gift shop and I got a nice Lily Mug... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

A break-stop of our way from Kansai airport to The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto. Admire the architectural, beautiful park & works of Claude Monet. Get the wine cake, it's oishii.

1 Thank lyllie2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

First things first. If you're tired, or it's hot, or you just don't like climbing steep hills, take the free shuttle bus provided by the museum from the rail station. It picks up right outside the main entry, and will haul you, free of charge, up to the museum...or close to it. You'll still have to walk a couple hundred... More 

Thank hfulghum
Kobe, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

The museum, the former mansion of a wealthy Japanese brewer, is a small gem. The location on a wooded hillside, surrounded by gardens both traditional and western, is lovely in its own right. The location is near two major train line stations, so access is easy. The museum building is one of the first western style mansions designed by a... More 

Thank Chuck K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Want to get out of all the hubbub of Kyoto for a few hours? Head out for 15 minutes to this mountain retreat of a museum. It's fantastic if you like pottery, but you'll also be treated to a few choice French Impressionists, including two small Monet waterlillies in a modern piece of architecture that will make you swoon. There's... More 

Thank Richard J
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

Very quaint, nice place to spend the afternoon. Take JR Kyoto line and arrive at Yamazaki station, turn left is a free shuttle serve that takes you to the museum - only a good 5 minutes ride. The garden is lovely and make a very nice afternoon stroll. The architecture is beautiful along with Taodo Ando's design of jewelry box... More 

2 Thank Stellayyl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

The main attraction of this museum is an insight into the impact of the British Arts and Crafts movement on early 20th century Japan. A fairly esoteric subject of course, so if you're not interested the stop here. If this is your thing, the house itself is worth the cost of admission, the contents are just the icing on the... More 

3 Thank tinytrev
Sidney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2012

The current special exhibit is about woodblock prints of orchids, and although interesting, it is overdone. Most of the permanent collection has been put away to make room for this special exhibit, which means room after room of orchids, which gets to be too much. A wider selection of materials would have been preferable. And why didn't they have someone... More 

2 Thank josensei
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2010

Other reviewers here on Trip Advisor seem unaware of the significance of this out-of-the -way little gem. If you are either curious about or aware of the Mingei movement or its principal founders, Soetsu Yanagi, Shoji Hamada, Kawai Kanjiro, Bernard Leach and others and of the cultural upheaval following the Meiji era, this site is well worth the time. The... More 

5 Thank PVtalker
Edmonton, Alberta
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Reviewed 11 March 2010

Do not waste your time or money (700 yen) going to this small, terrible museum. The exhibit we saw on March 4, 2010, "Lovely Country Life" was incoherent and pointless and was merely a collection of objects placed in a house. It was also very hot in the 'museum' and was extremely pretentious. Disappointing is too kind a word to... More 

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