Takao Trick Art Museum

Balance on the edge of an Egyptian palace, enter a den of crocodiles and become lunch for a giant gorilla all at the Trick Art Museum. The optical illusion exhibits found here are a delight for kids and adults alike.  It is located at the base of Mt. Takao, directly across the street from the Takao-san-guchi train station.   Bring your camera, taking photos is encouraged and in some cases the optical illusion is easier to see through the eye of the lens. This is a fun indoor adventure, good for a rainy day or in combination with a short hike on Mt. Takao.   It opens at 10am daily and is open year-around but does have some closures.  Check the visitor information page before you go to make sure it is open and print the on-line coupon to save ¥200 per person on admission.
DIRECTIONS: See Mt. Takao entry for driving directions.  GPS coordinates: 35.632858,139.271061.  Take the train to Takao-san-guchi train station or drive and park at the Takao-san-guchi parking lot for ¥1000 on the weekend.    – Sarah Straus, December 2012. 

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