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Ohara Museum of Art

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Address: 1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki 710-8575, Okayama Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 86-422-0005
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A must see for impressionist lovers

Reading the history of this museum is a good enough reason for impressionist lovers to come here. The main entrance of the museum is usually shown in pictures, but it actually... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading the history of this museum is a good enough reason for impressionist lovers to come here. The main entrance of the museum is usually shown in pictures, but it actually has several wings. So please make sure you allot 2-3 hours in this cozy museum.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth visiting Kurashiki city only for this museum.You will surely be surprised by paintings of major artists,such as Cezanne,Corot, El Greco,Millet, and so on.On the other hand 、lithograph and pottery of major Japanese artists are also excellent.I dare say this place is the best private museum in Japan.Better than any other in Tokyo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

I was so surprised and impressed at the quality of Art and artefacts within this gallery. One of the highlights of my holiday. There are 4 main buildings to visit, make sure you go to all

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were in the museum as part of a special tour on a rainy Monday when it was closed, so we did not get to see everything and the garden. The works of major European artist are very impressive. Definitely worth a visit.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

....one finds awful stuff but also interesting exhibits, in this case, from Europe and USA as well as from Japan. 4 different areas. A nice break from the traveling routine and they have a nice garden as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

I actually did not want to spend my time in this quaint town to be in a museum gallery for a few hours. During previous visits I did not see this museum. This trip I decided to try out Ohara Art Museum. I was in for a nice surprise with a great presentation of master works, a mix of galleries,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were feeling a little weary so this was a nice afternoon visit. They have one Monet, two Picasso's and two Renoir's. Amazing in a small place like Kurashiki. The Japanese art section was well worth a visit. Lovely shop attached.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I was in Kurashiki to enjoy the old town area, and spontaneously decided to visit the museum. I was actually inspired by the museum shop, which offers a very nice selection of art souvenirs. Little did I know, that the museum holds a very impressive collection of works from some of art history's biggest masters. Monet, Manet, Renoir, Matisse, Gaugain,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

I almost passed up this museum, because I figured I'm not in Japan to see Western Art. But I went and am glad I did. Admission is on the high side compared to other museums I visited, and no discount was offered even though one of the museum's four components was closed. (To the staff's credit, they did explain that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

Actually 4 museums in one, plus a lovely Japanese garden, all for one admission. It's almost too much to see in one visit! Wonderful art, pottery, Chinese art, and a small, but well laid out garden.

Thank Richard J

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