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Itchiku Kubota Art Museum

2255 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0304, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 555-76-8811
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2255 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru-gun, Fujikawaguchiko-machi 401-0304, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 555-76-8811
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Captures you before you even enter the beautiful garden grounds. Easy to get to, just catch the tourist bus and Kubota Itchiku Art Museum has it's own bus stop. I'm not big on museums but this is beautiful; so tranquil.

Thank TravellingNZkiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The entire museum consists of the life's work of the only living artist to be exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. There are more than 20 silk kimonos, each took more than a year to creat and each is spectacular. No photographing is...More

Thank H S G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is difficult to think of kimono as art, but Kubota has indeed elevated tie-dye into an amazing art form. Be sure to request to watch the 25 minute video (in English) which will educate you on the amazing techniques used to produce the works....More

Thank J00lsC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you love art, especially textile art, you will be blown away by what you see here! Absolutely beautiful--although i still don't really understand the process of how the kimonos are created---

Thank rss1836
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

This smallish museum was created by the Japanese textil artist Itchiku Kubota and shows his works. It's very centered around him but it's all super aesthetic - the main building, the doors, the steps, the garden. Recommended!

Thank dlisbona
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This place is such a rip-off: 1300 yen entrance fee for an adult, and there is only one exhibition room (the size of one medium exhibition room of National Gallery in London) only with around 20 kimonos. OK the Kimonos are beautiful, but we saw...More

Thank ken_yLondon
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This museum is my favorite place in Japan. Art item was so impressive. The artist create must see Kimono. Especially the sun in world war 2 Kimono. I cannot imagine how dedication he did when he create these Kimono. This is Must See place. Ps....More

1  Thank Numtarn V
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A ten-minute ride via the red line from kawaguchiko station, and a minute walk from the bus stop. The main exhibit consists of the incredibly intricate, hand-crafted beautiful kimonos by artist Itchiku Kubota (I'd say there are around 20+ on display). A 20 minute English-subtitled...More

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful setting, great artwork, a really enjoyable place to visit. The walk around the property is peaceful and serene and the collection of kimonos is spectacular. A real artisan in every sense of the word. Highly recommended.

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I loved this museum and the surroundings. It is a hidden gem, not easy to find. The video explains the artist's technique and then you can take a very close look at kimonos representing the four seasons. The colors are magnificent!

Thank Fancypaw
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What is the entrance fees for adults and the opening hours and days?
28 December 2014|
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Response from JPBoyer | Reviewed this property |
Adult fee = 1,300 yens Openbing: Dec - March: open 10:00 to 16:30, closed every Wednesday except when public hollidays and first Wed of Jan. Closed Dec 26-28 April - November: 9:30 to 17:30 every day.