Itchiku Kubota Art Museum, Fujikawaguchiko-machi

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 trip planner .
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  • This place is overrated and overpriced. Small little museum and it was closing when we were about to enter. Yet the counter person did not notify us about it. Not worth the money nor the time. Nobody ...  more »
  • The kimonos on display are really beautiful but if you are here on a day trip with limited budget, I'd skip this. We were out of here in 30 minutes and we felt it was too expensive for what it is.  more »
  • There are lots of museums and attractions around lake Kawaguchiko, but this is the one I would recommend to see. The building itself is a unique work of art, and that's to say nothing of how beautiful...  more »
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  • Surprisingly good museum about the life and work of a textile artist who revived/customized a unique dyeing technique. Not only are the pieces beautiful and the topic more interesting than it may sound, but the setting too was dreamlike and unexpected. Small so not essential, but nice to see!
  • This is coming from someone that doesn't have much interest in art. I found the entire visit thoroughly enjoying. The location was beautiful even in winter, the tea was delicious and the kimonos outstanding. I enjoyed learning the story of Itchiku and realising how much skill and time is required to make the kimonos. Would recommend to anyone in the area.
  • I really like kimonos so when I heard this museum was dedicated to a master dyer I wanted to check it. I wasn't expecting much but this really surprised me! I loved it and have gone twice since. My only complaint is that there are not enough souvenirs about Kubota's work.
  • Amazing garden! The place is actually really surprising and somewhat magic! Seems the artist really intended to create a different atmosphere! Each kimono is a beautiful work of art! Pay attention to the details of the front door!
  • Beautiful kimono! Informative video. Do pay the ¥500 to see the glass bead displays as it will give you a better insight into the life of ITCHIKU KUBOTA and what had inspired him. The fee includes two drinks too where you can see Mt Fuji so it's well worth it. Save some time for a walk at the peaceful garden too!
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