Visitor Information
All visitors are requested to make an appointment by return post. Please indicate your preferred dates and times.
Museum tour days and hours :
From 10 a.m., 1p.m., and 3 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Closed :
December 29, 2016 - January 5, 2017
August 13, 2017 - August 16, 2017
November 18, 2017
December 28, 2017 - January 5, 2018
Admission :
Adults / College students : 2,160 yen (tax included)
High school students : 1,080 yen (tax included)
Junior high school students or under : Free
Museum Rules :
No food, no drinks, no smoking.
No photographs, no video-taping.
No touching the artwork.



Yoshio Taniguchi (Architect)

I have been friends with Isamu since my childhood and also later he became a wonderful creative partner when we designed the Ken Domon Memorial building in Sakata. He was not only a sculptor but a unique artist and a special designer who always paid great attention to space when he was designing environments or buildings.
Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan in Mure contains his individual works, but it is in itself his environmental work, landscaped to improve the natural beauty of the surrounding scenery, further enriched with authentic Japanese architecture, to harmonize with this rustic site. The museum has retained its authentic atmosphere, to the extent the visitors may almost anticipate meeting the artist himself, walking in his garden.



Hiroshi Teshigawara (Motion picture director & Sogetsu school Iemoto III)

"Certain mistakes nature forgives" I still remember Isamu saying so, almost to himself. Each time I recall this phrase, I try to understand what he might have meant by that. In front of me stood a rock, marvelous in shape and fused with rusty earth. I could visualize how happy he must have looked when he ran into it in the mountain. On the surface of it a sharp, vertical scar made itself visible in pale black. It was his work, of course. He had a shy smile on his face when I turned around to confront him. The co-existence of modesty and fierce confidence in him made Isamu a beautiful man in his late life.



Issey Miyake (Designer)

Mure, where Isamu-san lived and worked, is a place I often visit in my mind. No matter where I am in the world, the vision of the clouds which float overhead and the feeling of the wind upon my face are indelibly stamped upon my senses.
The space embodies and responds to the principle rules of nature and of the universe. After awhile, you begin to have the sensation that you too are drifting, weightless through space. A journey to Mure is a passage. It is a sanctuary for his superb sculptures, and is a place ideally suited to the discovery and pursuit of one’s self.



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