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Shizuoka City Museum of Art

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Address: 17-1 Koyamachi Aoiku, Shizuoka 420-0852, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Worth a quick stop in Shizuoka

I visited this museum twice while living in Shizuoka, first to see Tokugawa Ieyasu relics from the Kunozan Toshogu shrine, and then some months later to see visiting paintings... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Richard K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum twice while living in Shizuoka, first to see Tokugawa Ieyasu relics from the Kunozan Toshogu shrine, and then some months later to see visiting paintings from the Royal Academy of Arts. It's small and clean, with polite staff, though the gift shop's a little expensive and (like many art museums in Japan) photography is prohibited in... More 

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Vancouver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

It is located just across the JR station. Wonderful display and friendly service. We felt very welcomed by the museum workers. Nice gift shop. Will visit again.

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River Vale, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2015

The museum is on the 2nd floor of a building at the station. They offer special exhibits from time to time. We have visited there three times, when they had the exhibits of an artist we like. The place is not big at all, but good enough for one artist's exhibition. And they always have a shop for the artist... More 

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Lima, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Many pottery pieces on display but too many modern works versus historical. Japanese nanny attendants in each room sit stiff in chairs all day. We were reprimanded for being too loud.

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Fujieda, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2014

Exhibitions planned by the museum are attractive to the visitors. On the other day, I visited there with my son to see the goods of Tokugawa Shogun. It was Saturday and the museum permitted children to behave loudly. My son brought his fan with Tokugawa family mark. A staff of the museum blamed him because he had that fan so... More 

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waiwera
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

First gallery in Japan to have been disappointed. Might have been the current exhibition. Maybe my expectations get too high!!

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