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Takahashishi Nariwa Museum
Takahashishi Nariwa Museum was built in 1953 in honor of a local painter, Torajiro Kojima (1881-1929), and for the citizens of the city of Takahashi. The present facility was built in this location in 1994 as a third building. The museum was designed by the architect Tadao Ando, and it has one basement floor and two above ground floors with exposed concrete exterior walls. It features a water garden, a lecture room and a cafe as well as exhibition rooms. This amazing building will stimulate your artistic creativity.
- 1068-3 Nariwacho Shimohara, Takahashi-shi, Okayama
- Contact No.
- 20-min bus ride on Bihoku Bus (bound for Nariwa) from JR Bichu-Takahashi Station to Nariwa. Short walk from the bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed on Mondays
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
- Admission fee
- 500 yen *Admission cost varies depending on exhibition.
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Unique Displays Utilizing an Extraordinary Space
Visitors can see the exhibitions and architecture from the terrace seats in the cafe on the first floor. You will find the whole museum is a piece of art.
Seisui no Niwa (Water Garden)
This is a pond in the courtyard on the first floor. In connection with Torajiro Kojima, you can see water lilies, stocks of which were acquired from Monet's Garden in Giverny, France. The best time to see these is from end of May to early September. Along with the exhibits, you can enjoy the beautiful contrast between Ando's stark concrete structure and the adorable pink of the water lilies.