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Garden of Fine Arts

Shimogamo Hankicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-724-2188
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I seem to be in the minority, but I don't think this is worth a trip

Was looking forward to this after reading the other reviews, but when we arrived I was scratching... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Very interesting art

It is quite amazing to see an implementation of traditional (ruropean) art in a different format... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Danny S
Ramat Gan, Israel
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 May 2017
“Very interesting art”
5 days ago
“I seem to be in the minority, but I don't think this is worth a trip”
Shimogamo Hankicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0823, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-724-2188
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Snarth
Reviewed 2 May 2017

It is quite amazing to see an implementation of traditional (ruropean) art in a different format (ceramics) and setting (open air, Japan). So, it's worth some time while in Kyoto.

Thank Danny S
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

amazing place for everybody who is interested in modern architecture and art! wellknown art on ceramic tiles displayed in a unique surrounding.

Thank af6169
Reviewed 10 December 2015

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

3  Thank Bill G
Reviewed 23 November 2015

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

1  Thank Chetna1973
Reviewed 17 June 2015

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

1  Thank clareyfair
Reviewed 10 November 2014

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

4  Thank djajantihouse
Reviewed 7 January 2014

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

1  Thank birdcagewalking
Reviewed 21 October 2013

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

1  Thank NancyvaL
Reviewed 27 September 2013

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

3  Thank PVtalker
Northern Kyoto
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
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