“Kawagoe” is full of social media spots, such as the Kurazukuri cityscape and the towering bells.
If you want to go sightseeing and “take a photos that boost your likes on your SNS page,” why don't you enter the world of trick art?
Opened in spring 2018, "Trick 3D Art in COEDO" is a spot that you can take some mysterious photos.
A lot of trick artworks are displayed here. There is guidance at the venue on posing and shooting with the trick art, so this place is recommended for trick art beginners.
Our writer went and experienced it herself, so here is the report!
川越「トリック3Dアート in COEDO」でSNS映え写真を撮ろう
- 1 Buy the ticket from the vending machine! Let’s go inside "Trick 3D Art in COEDO"
- 2 There are so many trick arts to see in the venue!
- 3 Here are some photo-taking tips of the trick art!
- 4 Other interesting artworks using visual illusion!
- 5 Let's take a picture that looks great on SNS at "Trick 3D Art in COEDO"!
- 6 Access and information of "Trick 3D Art in COEDO"
Buy the ticket from the vending machine! Let’s go inside "Trick 3D Art in COEDO"
"Trick 3D Art in COEDO" is located 3 mins walk from Kashiyayokochou in the heart of Kurazukuri daubed houses area. The venue is easily accessible and a renowned tourist spot.
After entering this aesthetic tiled roof building, the first thing you see is the reception and ticket vending machine.
After purchasing the ticket, you may enter this mysterious world of trick art!
There are so many trick arts to see in the venue!
"Trick 3D Art in COEDO" has 3D art writer Masashi Hattori's works. There is some truly amazing artwork that will make you laugh and some that will make you think, “ How does this work?”
There are dozens of trick artworks in this two-story venue.
There are panels on the floor and walls that guide you with the best positioning for posing and shooting photos. You can imitate what the panel states, so even if you’re not used to taking trick artwork photos, you can feel at ease!
For those who want to try out different poses, you should check out our Instagram page. If you search by 「#トリック3dアートincoedo, there are many high-quality photos for you to check it out.
Tripods for photos are available in the venue free of charge, so it’s a great service for those who want to take high-quality photos and take some photos together with your friends.
Here are some photo-taking tips of the trick art!
Ok, now we’ll present some photo’s we picked up!
Trick artwork “Mini Machine” is located right next to the entrance.You can take pictures as if you got shrunk and placed inside the machine.
If you want a more interesting shot, instead of just standing at the guided spot, we recommend you to put up your hands like the photo.
Also, you should definitely, open your mouth and act as you are screaming “get me out of here!”.
This trick art is “Log and the Lion”. Unescapable situation!? This is a spot where you can take a nervy picture of a situation where you might be eaten by a lion.
Let’s stand at the guided spot and look down as you’re looking at the lion.The final picture will look like you’re desperately running from the lion!
This trick art is "Pirate riding the barrel". A spot where you can take pictures as if you were fighting a pirate while riding a moving barrel.
“Sword” and “pirate hat” are available as props. For those who “want a challenge to take a high-quality picture”, we recommend you incorporate the available props.
This trick art is “A lady pouring the wine”. A spot where you can take a photo as the women is pouring the wine for you.
Carefully position your fingertips to make it look like you’re holding a wine glass! If not positioned properly, the photo quality will drop. The Photographer should advise the actor about the finger positioning while looking at the camera.
This trick art is a “Dinosaur in a hole”. You can shoot a dynamic photo as you’re getting eaten by a dinosaur. If you are visiting in a group, why don’t you act as if your helping a friend that’s about to get eaten by the dinosaur by pulling the actor’s hand!
When you look at the photoshoot with this trick art…….
Surprisingly, you’re actually positioned as you can see in the photo!
The effort for taking a good photo is indispensable if you want a photo that surprises everyone lol.
Other interesting artworks using visual illusion!
Trick art isn't just about taking interesting photos and enjoying them.There are trick arts that use an element of hidden pictures and visual illusions are also displayed.
For example, when you look at this work, which figures look longer to the side? The bottom figure (B) seems to look longer ...
The correct answer is actually there are both the same length! Like this, there are many fun artworks that use visual illusions as well.
If you're tired of walking a lot, why not enjoy the artwork that is dedicated to just viewing and take a break?
Let's take a picture that looks great on SNS at "Trick 3D Art in COEDO"!
"Trick 3D Art in COEDO" is a perfect spot for people who want to take photos that look great on SNS! and for those who want to visit many tourist spot in Kawagoe!
If you enjoy your trick art time and feel hungry, why don't you try some of Kawagoe’s specialty sweet potatoes sweets?
Access and information of "Trick 3D Art in COEDO"
Information is current as of March 2019.
- ● Seibu Shinjuku line- From “Honkawagoe” station east exit, get on the Tobu bus and get off at ”Fudanotsuji” bus stop, or “Shiyakusho-mae”, 1 min walk from the stop. (10min in total)
- JR Tobutojyo line- From “Kawagoe” station east exit, get on the Tobu bus and get off at ”Fudanotsuji” bus stop, or “Shiyakusho-mae”, 1 min walk from the stop. (10min in total)
No dedicated car park is available.Please use the coin car park nearby.
Free tourist parking
※It takes about 14 min by foot from the carpark.
- Adult (over high school students): 700 yen
- Children (4 years old to junior high school students): 500 yen
- Infants (under 4 years old): Free admission
10:30 to 17:30 (last admission 17:00)
(If Tuesday is a public holiday, the following day will be closed)
Is there a discount coupon for Trick 3D Art in COEDO?
We checked directly with the museum (March 2019), there were no discount coupons available for the general public.
* Disabled discounts are available.
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for other trick art museums to have an admission fee exceeding over 1,000 yen. However, Trick 3D Art in COEDO is a great deal that adults can enjoy for only 700 yen.
Perhaps you won’t need a coupon to begin with!