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The leading Decorative
Museum in the world

The leading Decorative Museum in the world
The Museum was located on the hill of
Hida Takayama in 1997, where you can view Japanese
Northern Alps and Takayama City. We collect glass
art works and furniture of European Art Nouveau and
Art Deco style which flourished in the end of 19th Century.

The leading Decorative Museum in the world

Three Stars in
Michelin ★★★

Since the museum was made based on the concept
“Beauty is in total”, we are highly evaluated in the world.
In the guidebook which is published from Michelin,
we have received three stars in 2007 for the first time and
in every revised edition from then on.

Three Stars in Michelin ★★★

Address

1-124-1, Kamiokamoto-cho, Takayama-shi, Gifu-Ken 506-0055, Japan

Opening Hours

Museum / 9:00~17:00 (No admission after 16:30)
Shop・Cafe / 9:00~17:00 (Cafe L.O. 16:30)
Open DAILY
Except from mid-January to mid-March,
we have irregular holidays.

Parking

  • Free (120 vehicles)

Admission

  General
admission
Group admission
(20 or More)
Adults 1,300yen 1,100yen
College/ High School Students 1,000yen   800yen
Junior High/
Elementary School Students
  800yen   600yen
  • ※ Group admission for more than 20 people.
  • ※ While feature exhibitions are held, admission may change.

Cafe and museum shop are admission FREE.

Access by train

From Tokyo
Tokaido Shinkansen JR Nagoya Sta. → JR Ltd Exp. Wide View Hida→ Takayama Sta. (about 3hrs 50min.)
Hokuriku Shinkansen JR Toyama Sta. → JR Ltd Exp. Wide View Hida→ Takayama Sta. (about 4hrs)
From Osaka
Tokaido Shinkansen JR Nagoya Sta. → JR Ltd Exp. Wide View Hida → Takayama Sta. (about 3hrs.)
From Toyama
JR Toyama Sta. →JR Ltd Exp. Wide View Hida→ Takayama Sta. (1hr 20min.)

Access by car

From Tokyo
Chuo Fwy Matsumoto IC → R158 → Abo Tnl → Takayama (about 4hrs 30min.)
From Osaka
Meishin Fwy → Tokai-Hokuriku Fwy → Takayama → Kiyomi Fwy Takayama West IC→ R158 → Takayama (about 4hrs.)
From Toyama
Hokuriku Fwy Toyama IC → R41 → Takayama (about 2hrs)

Access from Takayama Sta.

Bus
Takayama Sta. Nohi Bus Center (To “Hida No Sato”) → bus stop “Hida Takayama Bijutsukan” (about 10min.)

Exhibition / Collection

Jewelry box gemmed with
jewelry of Art Nouveau

In the end of 19th Century, the art nouveau style flourished
in Europe. The style was adopted in many aspects of
daily life such as glass arts, furniture and lighting and
bore fruits of diverse beauty. At Hida Takayama Museum of Art,
we have a collection of these decorative artifacts,
including glass objects in art deco style and of modern times.

Jewelry box gemmed with jewelry of Art Nouveau

Permanent Exhibition

Our permanent exhibition includes works of Emile Galle which were exhibited at the
international exhibition in Paris, the fountain by Rene Lalique which was erected in Champs-Elysees,
the works of Louis Majorelle, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Gustav Klimt.
There are also furniture pieces designed by famous European designers of that time.

Rene Lalique Fountain Hall

Rene Lalique Fountain Hall

Rene Lalique “The Fountain of The Champs-Elysees Shopping Arcade”1926

Gallery of a View

Gallery of a View

In one aspect glassed-in space, you can appreciate artistic pieces with natural light.

Emile Galle “Rose of France”c. 1900
▲Emile Galle
 “Rose of France”c. 1900
Louis Comfort Tiffany “Lilly lamp, eighteen-light” 1899-1920
▲Louis Comfort Tiffany
 “Lilly lamp, eighteen-light”
 1899-1920

Art Nouveau Glass

The collection of this room is works by Emile Galle, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Vienna Secession, Daum Freres, Schneider Freres and Muller Freres. Also there are masterpieces of glass works with paste of glass technique like Henri Cros, Amalric Walter.

Rene Lalique “Midnight” 1924
▲Rene Lalique
 “Midnight” 1924
Dale Chihuly “Gold Ikebana with Flora” 1990
▲Dale Chihuly
 “Gold Ikebana with Flora” 1990

Art Deco and Modern Glass

The collection of this room is works by Rene Lalique, Maurice Marino and modern artists in glass such as Dale Chihuly, Czech artists and Japanese artists. Through modern from the early 20th century, you can see the historical transition of glass art.

Decorative and Applied Arts from the Turn of the Century

Louis Majorelle and Art Nouveau Room

Louis Majorelle and
Art Nouveau Room

Louis Majorelle is the greatest master of wooden work in Art Nouveau period. In 1900, Majorelle participated in an international exposition in Paris and was recognized as a leading artist of high quality furniture. The reason of his success was that he established modern and vitality designs breaking with typical 18th century’s style, even through maintain French furniture tradition as an evenest.
Louis Majorelle and Art Nouveau room is mainly composed of his series “Water Lily”; desk, chair, a set of drawing room, lighting, sofa and table.

Emile Galle and Art Nouveau Room

Emile Galle and
Art Nouveau Room

Emile Galle was one of leading designer in porcelain and wooden art industry also besides being a glass artist. Galle put importance to decorations more than structure or materials. His works strongly had “Japonisme” influence on his wooden works more than glass works.
In Emile Galle and Art Nouveau room, there are precious pieces of furniture decorated with inlay technique.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Glasgow School Room

Charles Rennie Mackintosh and
Glasgow School Room

A Scottish architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, is a dominating artist from the end of the 19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. Mackintosh is known for “Glasgow University of Arts”, private house “Hill House” and a tearoom “Willow Tea Room”.
C.R. Mackintosh Room is materialized a dining room from his design image which is award a special prize in the design competition “House for an Art Lover” in 1901.

The Vienna Secesssion and the Wiener Werkstatte Room

The Vienna Secesssion and
the Wiener Werkstatte Room

In the end of 19th century, it was a big movement for architects to turn into new style from luxurious “Revival” style. “The Secession” is a group seeking for a new philosophy to against academism, and brought afresh movements. The most of member of the Vienna Secession were architects and designers, Josef Hoffman, Koloman Moser, Otto Wagner, but as expectation a painter Gustav Klimt was the first representative of the secession.
The works of the group are extremely simple and practical to compare with French Art Nouveau that was very decorative and exotic.
The Vienna Secession and the Wiener Werkstatte

Shop

After you have enjoyed the pieces in the exhibition room, there will be another pleasure waiting for you at the museum store. You will find not only our original goods, but also many other goods such as accessories which are selected from home and abroad or glasswork by glass artists. At the museum store full of glittering glasses and pleasure, you are sure to find your own treasure.

Shop

Cafe

A Cafe & Restaurant in the style of C.R. Mackintosh, a famous 19th century Scottish architect. You can enjoy our chef’s specialty, made of local ingredients and seasonal dessert.
With the magnificent view of Northern Alps, please enjoy your precious time in our sunny garden.

Cafe