Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Fujikawaguchiko-machi

(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Explore the one-of-a-kind collection of kimonos at Itchiku Kubota Art Museum. Itchiku Kubota's kimonos employ dyeing and decorating techniques that have been virtually obsolete since the 17th century. The artist also designed the entire hillside museum in a style inspired by Gaudi; stroll the gardens to fully appreciate the scenic location, with views of Mt. Fuji and the nearby lake. As a bonus treat, don't forget to have a cup of warm tea in the adjacent tea house. See Itchiku Kubota Art Museum and all Fujikawaguchiko-machi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Fujikawaguchiko-machi vacation route planner.
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  • This museum is my favorite place in Japan. Art item was so impressive. The artist create must see Kimono. Especially the sun in world war 2 Kimono. I cannot imagine how dedication he did when he creat...  more »
  • A ten-minute ride via the red line from kawaguchiko station, and a minute walk from the bus stop. The main exhibit consists of the incredibly intricate, hand-crafted beautiful kimonos by artist Itchik...  more »
  • Beautiful setting, great artwork, a really enjoyable place to visit. The walk around the property is peaceful and serene and the collection of kimonos is spectacular. A real artisan in every sense of ...  more »
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  • Nice museum, beautiful works of art, escpecially the kimonos! However i thought the entrance fee of 1300 yen was pretty steep! On top of this, there was an extra exhibition which charged 500! They did promise free hot drinks, so maybe its worth it depending on how good the exhibition is and how good the coffee is!:P The gardens are very nice! If you plan on going i recommend taking lunch and having it in the grounds :) there was also a cafe which had great views of another part of the garden.
  • Amazing works. At first I was not very sure that going to this place was going to be worth it, but it turned out to be a "You need to see THIS". Kubota-sensei has put so much effort and artistry on the silk dyeing and the kimonos are astonishing. It's a must.
  • This is a fantastic museum that stands out from the other fabricated tourist attractions in the area. You can see the moment you walk in how this museum was designed by the artist. The beautiful architecture makes you feel like you are in some rediscovered ruins of the present day, not being Asian nor Western. The main attraction are the kimonos, which are not enclosed in any case and you can look at up close. They are a series so take your time and enjoy the transition of seasons from one kimono to another. They have a VHS explanation of the artist and the techniques he used to create the kimonos, as well as a bit of history on his life and projects. A must-see if you're in Kawaguchiko and like art.
  • amazing museum! highly recommended
  • A must visit! Very interesting story of a man who never give up reviving the lost art of kimono making.