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Ohara Museum of Art

1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
+81 86-422-0005
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Ranked #1 of 31 attractions in Kurashiki
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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352 reviews 352 reviews
149 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
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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Tokyo, Japan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
54 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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rio de janeiro
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208 reviews 208 reviews
41 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Everything perfect.. Even the museum store is fantastic ! Mainly a European collection but Japanese 1930s painters are a must !

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Brisbane, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This private museum houses an excellent collection of late 19th century French art (Monet and co) as well as Asian ceramics and textiles and Egyptian and Roman pieces. Housed in an imposing neo-classical building in the Bikan historical district, you can't miss it as it stands out like a sore thumb among the traditional Japanese architecture of Kurashiki. Although the... More

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Singapore
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86 reviews 86 reviews
5 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

The museum compound comprises several exhibitions in separate buildings, divided by a pretty Japanese garden with friendly koi in the meandering pond. Don't miss the rest of the museum about 50m away in a separate compound.

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Jerusalem
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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The Ohara Museum is the oldest private museum in Japan featuring Western Art. It was founded in 1930 by a Kurashiki industrialist, Ohara Magusaburo. The collection includes works of El Greco, Gauguin, Monet, Matisse and others. The museum was later expanded with an annex, Craft Art and Asian Art gallery. It is very good to spend time walking around the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

If you love art by some of the greatest artists you must include a visit to this museum. Dagas, Monet, Renoir - all the greats. Are here.

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