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Apr. 14, 2020 UPDATE

[Closed] Forever Museum of Contemporary Art

- フォーエバー現代美術館 -
Traveler Friendly
The access to the museum is easy because it is on Hanamikoji Street, a famous tourist spot. Also, their brochures are in many languages.
Information
Only Japanese.
Languages spoken
They have a brochure in English, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese. Also, they almost always have English and Chinese speaking staff present, though this depends on the shifts.
548 7 7.7 1 reviews
Apr. 14, 2020 UPDATE

[Closed] Forever Museum of Contemporary Art

- フォーエバー現代美術館 -
Traveler Friendly
The access to the museum is easy because it is on Hanamikoji Street, a famous tourist spot. Also, their brochures are in many languages.
Information
Only Japanese.
Languages spoken
They have a brochure in English, Korean, and simplified and traditional Chinese. Also, they almost always have English and Chinese speaking staff present, though this depends on the shifts.
548 7 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Forever Museum of Contemporary Art offers a fusion of traditional and modern art in Gion
The Forever Museum of Contemporary Art has been a popular destination in Akita prefecture for ten years, and now they have opened a museum in Kyoto’s Gion area too. The museum is located in the “Yasaka Club” which is inside Kaburenjo, the place where the famous Miyako Odori takes place. The building was built in the second year of Taisho, in 1913, so it also has a long and interesting history. The mission of Forever Museum of Contemporary Art is to combine traditional and modern art and let more people know about living art. This is why they have opened their museum in Gion, a truly traditional place, to further help materialize this mission. There are many Japanese touches to the museum, like their tatami flooring, a Japanese garden and the way the artwork is placed lower than normal so that you can view it sitting on the tatami mats; you can feel a sense of Japanese harmony at this museum. The collection of the museum contains approximately 700 items, over half of them made by the famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. They always have Yayoi Kusama’s works on display, and periodically have exhibitions by artists making modern art. The Forever Museum of Contemporary Art is a place that beautifully combines the traditional with the modern in their artwork.
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User Reviews
7.7 Great
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Aug. 22, 2017
Details
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Entrance until 5:30 p.m.)
Reservations
-
Closed
Open every day.
Price range
Adults: 1,500 yen, middle school students: 1,000 yen. (During the pre-opening period until February 25, the ticket prices are adults 1,200 yen and middle school students 800 yen.)
Credit cards
Credit cards are accepted when buying tickets, and also at the museum shop and cafe.
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