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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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Hidden gem for impressionist art lovers - well worth a detour

This is one of those "only in Japan" places. In the place where you least expect lies a wonderful collection of impressionist art with the most improbable story. I won't ruin you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is one of those "only in Japan" places. In the place where you least expect lies a wonderful collection of impressionist art with the most improbable story. I won't ruin you the story for you - but it is really worth the visit.

Thank LondonF00die
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

At €10each make sure to give yourself lots of time to enjoy. Most of the pictures are from the impressionist period but there is an Anunciation by El Greco, some slightly more modern stuff and ancient and relatively modern pottery. Staff helpful, gallery itself lovely.

Thank ACOX_13
Toronto, Ontario
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

The museum is a short 15 minutes walk from the train station. It has a nice collection of paintings from famous western painter. The adjacent area is also very beautiful with small shops and restaurants lining along the canals.

Thank Chiu Y
Osaka, Japan
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

After O'hara dynasty's donation of the best Claude Monet "Water Lillies" in the world to the Art Institute of Chicago upon their own firm Will in result of their ill-fated one sided sudden love affairs on the eve of March 11, 2011 with Rockefellers, we have little choice of selection of paintings except Shiko Mankato's woodblock prints. Only attraction left... More 

1 Thank 361yoshi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Wonderful impressionists and others. Also Japanese art. Most unexpected and well worth a visit. Highly recommended

1 Thank Alan101
Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

While there are few multiple works by the same western artist, the collector for Ohara bought many great impressionists. However, there is a Chagall and Picaso among them. The Japanese is more modern but quite interesting and enjoyable

1 Thank dick_mary
San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The O’Hara Art Museum contains a terrific/diverse collection, has an extremely interesting history. The self-guided audio tour provided a great narrative of highlights on the collection. For me, this was two hours very well spent during my stay in Kurashiki

Thank Randy B
高岡市, 富山県
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the museum of Art that makes Kurashiki Kurashiki. Local people still fondly call the founder and his family Ohara-san. San is the honorable suffix to any surnames or given names in Japanese language, however, the case of Ohara-san is quite different. It is the one of the kind, saved only for Ohara family here. Among all the precious... More 

Thank Horin5379kak7520
Singapore, Singapore
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9 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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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.

Thank Mish_H50

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