Trick Art Museum
Reopening in the end of October 2016
At the foot of Mount Takao
Located right opposite Takaosanguchi Station (Keio Line) at the foot of Mount Takao, Trick Art Museum boasts a fusion of art and amusement, with its trompe l’oeil paintings and structures. Visitors travel freely between reality and illusion, and become part of unique art of adventure themselves.
A majority of works displayed are inspired by ancient Egypt. You can try, for instance, to capture a mummy fleeing alive, like in the film “Night at the Museum”. Or fly in the air, falling from an Egyptian temple floating in the sky. You can also try to escape from a horrific prison cell with a fierce lion attacking you.
Yet it is another work of a rather different type, with a Japanese twist, that Museum Director Hiroshi Kosaka highly recommends. Entitled the “Magic of Mount Takao’s Tengu*”, this structure allows you to take picture with a Tengu, as though you are Alice in Wonderland …
Celebrating the 20th anniversary, the museum reopens its doors in the end of October 2016, having had its exteriors freshly painted. It offers a delightful diversion for your next visit of Mt Takao, and perhaps, Keio Takosan Onsen – Gokurakuyu. Without a doubt the place regained relevance today in the age of selfies and social networks. Just remember to go with extra company for a fun photo session of yourself.
* Legendary creature worshiped as a god
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