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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
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Seville, Spain
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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353 reviews 353 reviews
149 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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Mildenhall, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
66 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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rio de janeiro
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250 reviews 250 reviews
66 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
5 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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