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Ohara Museum of Art

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Address: 1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 86-422-0005
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Nice museum in Kurashiki

The museum is a short 15 minutes walk from the train station. It has a nice collection of paintings from famous western painter. The adjacent area is also very beautiful with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Toronto, Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The museum is a short 15 minutes walk from the train station. It has a nice collection of paintings from famous western painter. The adjacent area is also very beautiful with small shops and restaurants lining along the canals.

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Osaka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

After O'hara dynasty's donation of the best Claude Monet "Water Lillies" in the world to the Art Institute of Chicago upon their own firm Will in result of their ill-fated one sided sudden love affairs on the eve of March 11, 2011 with Rockefellers, we have little choice of selection of paintings except Shiko Mankato's woodblock prints. Only attraction left... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wonderful impressionists and others. Also Japanese art. Most unexpected and well worth a visit. Highly recommended

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

While there are few multiple works by the same western artist, the collector for Ohara bought many great impressionists. However, there is a Chagall and Picaso among them. The Japanese is more modern but quite interesting and enjoyable

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San Jose, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The O’Hara Art Museum contains a terrific/diverse collection, has an extremely interesting history. The self-guided audio tour provided a great narrative of highlights on the collection. For me, this was two hours very well spent during my stay in Kurashiki

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高岡市, 富山県
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the museum of Art that makes Kurashiki Kurashiki. Local people still fondly call the founder and his family Ohara-san. San is the honorable suffix to any surnames or given names in Japanese language, however, the case of Ohara-san is quite different. It is the one of the kind, saved only for Ohara family here. Among all the precious... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The museum cannot be missed in Kurashiki! It has a variety of western artists, Claude Monet, Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro... and many more. There are 3 exhibition halls your entry ticket is entitled to, main building holds the western art, behind that is an annex building for Japanese artists and next to the main building there's the Asian... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The main building is nice but the Annex building- especially with the lower basement floor is the most impressive part of the museum.

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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Japan is rich in traditional art and this is best time when autumnal art can be viewed in its full glory. The musuems and galleries have the best to offer you. Ohara Musuem of Art was Japan's first museum devoted to modern western art.

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Davis, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Though not overly large, the displays of traditional art are wonderful for anyone who appreciates the Japanese aesthetic sensibility.

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