Ohara Museum of Art

Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki: Hours, Address, Ohara Museum of Art Reviews: 4.5/5

Ohara Museum of Art
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Aung YeMun
Okayama, Japan158 contributions
Interesting Museum
Jul 2021
Very good museum to visit! There are plenty of art in it.
It is amazing and you don't need to worry which way to go. There are guidelines to see art in order. Please aware of shortened opening hours starting from June due to COVID-19 situations.

9-12pm (last admission - 11:30)
Written July 29, 2021
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Rumples
Tucson, AZ10,919 contributions
Pleasant Private Museum
Oct 2019
A friend and I visited the museum as part of a half-day trip from Okayama, where we stayed overnight. Though the main building offered Western paintings of interest to us by artists, such as Gauguin, Degas, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso and Pollock, we only thought the "Annunciation," by El Greco, to be truly exceptional. A Monet's "Waterlilies" was on display, but I considered it to be one of his lesser executions of the subject. Still, all works in the building are nicely displayed in appropriate lighting and offer a good, but small, representation of Western works. It has grown from the first collection of Western art to be permanently displayed in Japan to one that has expanded into other buildings to include Japanese artists.

We found it pleasant to stroll in the garden near the annex, craft arts and Asian art buildings and to briefly look at what these structures have to offer. Sculptures outside the annex include works by Rodin and Moore. We did not visit the building devoted to Japanese artist Kojima Torajiro, about a 10-minute walk away at Ivy Square. Even the main building held few visitors during our stay.

The Kurasiki Bikan Historical Area, where the museum is located, however, had tourists swarming everywhere on the October day that we visited. The museum's main building stands by the northwest side of the canal that runs through the district. Though we expected the museum would be easy to find because it looks like a Greek temple, greenery covered the stone wall in front of the building and we almost walked by it.

To get here, we took a 30-minute train ride from Okayama. From the Kurashiki train station, it was about a 15-minute walk to the museum.

The museum
Written September 27, 2020
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JST
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
great collection
Mar 2020
the famed paitings by el greco, renoir, lautrec, etc are here. there are not many of each, but the crown jewels are there. the japanese garden, and the storage buildings are worth a visit too
Written March 24, 2020
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Andrew N
Honolulu, HI34 contributions
Impressive Museum!
Dec 2019
They say that this is the first private art museum in Japan. It is indeed impressive with an amazing collection of art.

Well worth the time and money to spend an hour or two!
Written January 7, 2020
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lisatR7394GK
Hong Kong, China100 contributions
Private museum impressive collection
Dec 2019 • Couples
It is a private museum with amazing collection and I just love the way that they have arranged the art. The museum looks small but you could easily spend longer time in there. It has a Monet painting that Monet personally picked for this museum. The ticket this ¥1300 that is well worth it.
Written December 21, 2019
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Paul H
Twin Waters, Australia86 contributions
Well worth visiting
Oct 2019
The Ohara continues the surprise packages we encountered in our travels around Japan. We were impressed with the quality of the different are museums and the Ohara is no exception. A small but very good collection.
Written October 31, 2019
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Nick v
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands112 contributions
Nice
Aug 2019 • Couples
Good place in kurashiki for art and not many tourist.
You pay 1300 yen. The paintings of famous (western) painters we really liked.
There are also historical archelogical subjects to find. It offers quite a variation.
Recommanded. 3,75 stars
Written August 18, 2019
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elias501
Perth, Australia227 contributions
Fabulous Museum
Jun 2019 • Couples
This museum is set in the very traditional and beautiful town of Kurashiki. There are many galleries with a huge number of artworks many of which are European.
eg.Claude Monet and Henri Matisse. There are also works from Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock.
Very impressive museum and well worth the visit.
Written July 21, 2019
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TheDoor_isopen
Tuggeranong, Australia2,792 contributions
Lovely Art Museum with western style art
Jun 2019 • Couples
Although this isn't a typical Japanese Art museum, it's very well done and contains some excellent art - well curated and in a gorgeous setting.
Once inside, you can follow the suggested trail using the guided tour by headphones or just wander to things that interest you most. There is an annex in a separate building with modern Japanese art which is not to be missed.
However the main attraction for me was an amazing Japanese garden at the back of the building in which you can walk in. It's exquisite! Don't miss it.
Written July 11, 2019
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BE001903
Brussels, Belgium450 contributions
Nice surprise
May 2019 • Couples
When we walked in (to get out of the sun for a bit), we had no idea how big this museum was. It has different exposition halls with several well known international painters. Really worthwhile
Written May 28, 2019
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