Known for the bridges at the Hiroshima Peace Park, garden at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris and many others, Isamu Noguchi is an important Japanese American artists, sculptor and landscape artist. The Isamu Noguchi Museum in Mure Town near central Takamatsu is Noguchi’s former Japanese residence and workshop. Though this museum features his art, work and living space, it can only be entered through a guided tour with advance reservation.
Within the grounds is a storehouse from the Edo Period. Outside the storehouse are about 150 stone sculptures, the majority of which are unfinished. The finished sculptures are stored in a warehouse from the Meiji Period. Visitors can see the 3.6 meter tall black Swedish granite sculptor named “Energy Void” on the premises.
From his work area, tour members are taken across the street to Noguchi’s former residence. Noguchi redesigned his Edo Period merchant residence to accommodate his preferences while maintaining Japanese traditional aesthetic elements. Visitors are also able to see the garden Noguchi designed for his 80th birthday. The garden is located on the hill behind his house.
Tours are conducted on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 10am 1pm and 3pm. There are no tours during New Years and Japanese Obon Holidays (mid August).
To make a reservation:
Outside of Japan:
Please fax the following information to (+81 87 845 0505) at least 2 weeks before the intended visit. Visitors will receive confirmation of their tour date.
*number of people in group
*names of people in group
*ages of people in group
*preferred tour time and two alternative tour time
Please write the same information on a self-addressed , stamped return postcard ("ofuku hagaki"). The request must arrive at the museum (Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, 3519 Mure, Mure-cho, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken, 761-0121) at least two weeks before the date of your intended visit. Visitors will receive a reply with the tour time written on the return envelope.
The cost of admission 2160 yen per person.
Via Kotoden train
From Takamatsu-Chikko Station board a train to Kawaramachi Station (5 minutes) and change to the Kotoden Shido Line to Yakuri Station (20 minutes). The cost is 340 yen.
From Yakuri Station, visitors can walk (25 minutes) or take a taxi (5 minutes).
Via JR train
From Takamatsu Station board a local train to Furutakamatsu Minami Station (20 minutes). The cost is 260 yen.
From the station, visitors can walk (30-40 minutes) or take a taxi (10 minutes).
From Takamatsu Station board the number 73 Kotoden Bus bound for Aji Onsen (庵治温泉) and disembark at Inori Iwa Yoichi Koen-mae (祈り岩与一公園前). The one way journey takes about 30 minutes and the cost is 490 yen.
From Inori Iwa Yoichi Koen-mae bus stop, the museum is a 5-10 minute walk.
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3519, Murecho Mure, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 761-0121