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Autumn Road-trip: Day 3 Part 3 Notojima Glass Museum

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

The Notojima Glass Museum is a rare treasure of the art world, exhibiting an exceptional collection of modern and ancient glass sculptures.

It was designed by architect Kikaku Metsuna. The conspicuous building, which incorporates the philosophy of Feng Shui, was designed by architect The building's architecture is also noteworthy, with a design that combines contemporary and traditional elements in a seamless manner.

The museum, which looks as if it were lost in a spaceship, is filled with glass works such as Qianlong Glass, which was loved by the emperors of the Qing Dynasty in China.

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The museum's collection is a mixture of contemporary and traditional pieces, including works by Picasso and Chagall as well as ancient Chinese and Japanese pieces. The outdoor space surrounding the museum is also aesthetically pleasing, with thirteen glass sculptures that transform with the seasons.

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Throughout the year, in addition to the exhibits and workshops, the museum hosts special exhibitions and events. Some of these exhibitions and workshops require registration in advance; therefore, visitors are encouraged to check the museum's website for times and availability.

The museum's location on the peaceful and agricultural Notojima Island contributes to its unique charm and atmosphere. While enjoying the natural beauty of Notojima Island, visitors can experience the museum's unique atmosphere and learn about the beauty and artistry of glassmaking.

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Overall, the Notojima Glass Museum is a must-visit for art and culture enthusiasts seeking a singular and unforgettable experience.


Tel: 0767-84-1175

Apr-Nov: 9am-5pm

Dec-Mar: 9am-4:30pm

Closed every 3rd Tue

Admission fee: Adult ¥800, High school students and younger Free

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