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MOA Museum of Art

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Address: 26-2 Momoyamacho, Atami 413-8511, Shizuoka Prefecture
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+81 557-84-2511
09:30 - 16:30
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Fri - Wed 09:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Due to large-scale renovation work, MOA Museum of Art is scheduled to be...

Due to large-scale renovation work, MOA Museum of Art is scheduled to be closed from March 7th, 2016 for about 11 months. The purpose of the renovation is to reshape the gallery space and update the facilities. Mr. Hiroshi Sugimoto, a world renowned architect will design the lobby area and exhibition galleries.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your understanding and patience in advance. And please look forward to more comfortable lobby and gallery spaces for our new rebirth as a new museum to look into the future.

Closure period; March 7, 2016 ~ February 4, 2017 (intended)

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One the best art museums in Japan

This museum stands out as one of the most special and well done museums of Japan. Not only it houses some of the most well known works of art of Japan, but it has a very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum stands out as one of the most special and well done museums of Japan. Not only it houses some of the most well known works of art of Japan, but it has a very interesting architecture and and a breathtaking view of the sea and the mountains around it. Worth the trip from Tokyo if you are into... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I have been visiting MOA for 30 years. Each time I travel to Atami MOA is a stop. Note the museum is closed for renovation until February of 2017. This museum is said to have been founded by a Japanese whose lifetime passion was aesthetics. The legend has it that he once sold his house to acquire a Japanese bowl.... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Modern architecture with many Japanese and Oriental works of art. Much visited by people from all over the world. It belongs to the World Messianic Church and its founder was Mokiti Okada who passed away in February of 1955.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Great medium size museum situated in a park with unique architecture built into the mountainside with fantastic views of Suruga Bay and a Henry Moore sculpture facing the bay. Heading up to the main entrance are four flights of escalators with different colors. Interior of the museum is very spacious with two floors of galleries with 17th & 18th century... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The architecture of this museum alone makes it worth the visit. The exhibits were well laid out with plenty of breathing room for the objects. Only limited English signage. The soba restaurant on the grounds is wonderful.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is one place we would have really good memories about. we visited this place with our 2 year old twin daughters and given a chance would recommend every parent visiting Atami / Japan from India to visit this place. Not just for the historical knowledge of Japan but for a day well spend. the inhouse coffee shop is must... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

From the grand entryway to the mountaintop views, this museum is a gem. The collection of artifacts from Bactria are amazing, and the Japanese collection is unique. An architectural wonder!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Here are exhibits that you'll find nowhere else. On display currently are artworks of two outstanding artists, Hiramatsu Reiji and Moriguchi Kunihiko who have been creating the neo-traditional works reflecting the spirit of the times while following in the footsteps of traditional style of Japanese art. Reiji Hiramatsu's paintings on Japanese screens of Claude Monet's pond in Spring and summer... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The hilltop MOA Museum of Art, houses an excellent collection of Japanese and Chinese pottery and paintings, dating back to more than 1000 years and also includes a lot of national treasures & much of the extensive art collection of eccentric multi-millionaire and religious leader Mokichi Okada. There is a serene tea garden set among Japanese maple and bubbling brooks.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Museum has the most amazing escalators in the world...you will understand after you ride...and ride...and ride them. Art exhibits are changing and they have a good permanent collection too. They have a restaurant inside which has excellent Japanese vegetable curry. Outside you can walk into a section of old Japanese houses and one of them houses a soba restaurant which... More 

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