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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cycling to Light and Illumination Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum


At the Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art - oddly but appropriately named as it is the former summer home of a president of the Asahi beer company - there is now a wonderful exhibit. "Light and Illumination" at the Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art will be on display until mid-April.

It features works by painters and potters, including Claude Monet, Georges Rouault, and the stunning ceramics of Kanjiro Kawai.

The villa itself is well worth a visit. Both the original structure and a new wing designed by Ando Tadao are great spaces.

For those who want to cycle to Yamazaki, it is 60-90 minutes from Kyoto.

In addition, at the foot of the mountain - just across from the JR Yamazaki train station (15 minutes from Kyoto Station - is the Suntory Yamazaki distillery, which produces world class whiskeys.

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"Light and Illumination"
Period: Until 13 April 2014
Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Mondays and national holidays closed
Entrane Fee: 900 yen
High School/University Students: 500 yen

Suntory Yamazaki Distillery
Tour hours: Every hour from 10:00 to 15:00 (last tour) from 10:00 -16:45. Reserve by calling +81 75 962 1423

10 min. walk from Yamazaki Sta. of JR Kyoto Line.

Telephone: 075 962 1423

Admission: Free

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum

5-3 Zenihara, Oyamazaki-cho, Otokuni-gun, Kyoto Prefecture, 618-0071

10:00 to 17:00 (Last admission until 16:30). Closed on Mondays (Closed on Tuesday when the previous Monday is a holiday), and the New Year's holiday period.

Telephone: 075 957 3123


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