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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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Excellent eclectic collection, great visit

This high quality collection ranges from Asian antiquities, through Western masterpieces (e.g. El Greco), modern Western and Japanese painters (Picasso, Rothko, johns, Monet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 8, 2017
Craig C
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

This high quality collection ranges from Asian antiquities, through Western masterpieces (e.g. El Greco), modern Western and Japanese painters (Picasso, Rothko, johns, Monet, Latrec), and contemporary pieces. The setting is accessible and pleasant. We visited in the winter and there were no crowds at all. Reasonable admission (1300 yen) and easy to get to. Highly recommended if you like delightful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We received free tickets for the museum and probably would have not have gone in otherwise, however we really enjoyed it and saw art work from Monet, Kandinsky, Andy Warhol and Picasso etc. The Japanese artist, Kojima Torajiro, who played a part in the museums existence/art work on display also has work exhibited which is beautiful.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Though the selection is small, the span of the work on display is compelling and impressive. The settings are elegant, and when you use one of the guides, it ends up being a worthwhile use of a day or half-day.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Our 1.5y old son fell asleep just few minutes before getting to museum so we gave it a shot and took a walk thru the museum while he slept. They let us go in even with stroller. Main building holds really nice collection of famous impressionists, we were really surprised to see their painting in such small place as Kurashiki.

Thank UneCharogne
hong kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

since we just take half day in Kurashiki, lack of time and display seem not fit for us. so that we've saved money and just take outside visit ohara museum. not so bad and some place is free for visit. ha

Thank iamface
Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

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.

Thank nammay
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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.

Thank wymanz2go
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.

Thank Michael B

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