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Ohara Museum of Art

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Address: 1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki, Okayama Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 86-422-0005
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Nice collection of works of major artists

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Miami, Florida

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Thank wymanz2go
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

....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.

Thank Michael B
Ft. Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Bradbailey
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Sue P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Susanne E
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank sftraveler41
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5 of 5 stars 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
Greater Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

The Ohara museum is well worth a visit when in Kurashiki. It is a surprise and the collection is very interesting - even a Monet! The Japanese art in the Annex is well worth a look.

Thank Brandytessleo
Kloof, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

There was such an extremely good choice of different art to see we saw impressionists painting..by monet, manet and Rousseau, van gogh plus many more and Henry moore sculpture. Also saw wood block painting which we now appreciate having done the course and how time consuming and complicated.

Thank louisagarlandels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic museum created by Ohara Magosaburo who never went to Europe himself. Instead he commissioned Kojima Torajiro, a young painter who studied there to select and acquire works for the collection. The museum opened in 1930. Ohara's son contributed to his father's work and nowadays, the great collection is housed in four different buildings. The highlights of the collection of... More 

Thank Eleonora Z

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