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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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Arts and crafts
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$648*
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Wonderful collection!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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42 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Seville, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had a day available in Okayama and was adviced to go to Kurashiki. This museum is fantástic, really good selection of impresionists and other kinds. Amazing the story of how the museum was created and the blind faith of ohara family in torajiro artist to collect masterpieces in europe when he was studying there. A must if you have... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I am not an arty person., but looking at Gaugins,Warhols,Matisse and many more famous works, in a relaxed , pleasant ,environment , is well worth doing

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I haven't seen such a comprehensive collection of Western Art anywhere, least of all in Japan. It's much larger than you think with a clever new addition on the side. Don't miss the gardens at the back of the museum. Entrance fee is not cheap, but worth every cent.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Very nice art museum. A must visiting Kurashiki. Japanese as well as international style art. The art gallery I liked a lot. But moving to the craft art I admittedly fall in love with a fairly large number of potteries. So do not miss that part either. The Annex at the back is more modern and I think a more... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is one of the best art museums in the world and quite a find. We stumbled upon is while visiting the Historical District. It turns out this place houses many many original works of art including Monet, El Greco, and Kojima. The museum store is great in that it happens many replicas for very reasonable prices, among other thing... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Gallery which features alot of French and European artists purchased by a wealthy Japanese business man back in the 20's - 30's. Must see is the Japanese artists who studied in europe during impressionist era France.

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