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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, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Davis, California, United States
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125 reviews 125 reviews
42 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
39 helpful votes 39 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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373 reviews 373 reviews
160 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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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England, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
80 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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273 reviews 273 reviews
80 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
5 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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