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Ohara Museum of Art

1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-422-0005
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Ranked #1 of 32 Attractions in Kurashiki
4.5 of 5 stars 190 Reviews
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Kyoto, Japan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
61 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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
9 helpful votes 9 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
42 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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
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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31 reviews 31 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
199 helpful votes 199 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
89 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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295 reviews 295 reviews
92 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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