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Ohara Museum of Art

1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki 710-8575, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-422-0005
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1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki 710-8575, Okayama Prefecture
+81 86-422-0005
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Reviewed yesterday

Inside this beautiful Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, here you find the precious gemstone! This is the first privately-run museum with a permanent collection of Western art; you have to respect the vision of the founder as you will see familiar names like Monet, Pissarro, Gauguin,...More

Thank raymondc814
Reviewed 19 June 2017

So what else do you do, when walking along the Bikan canal? You enter this four thong museum (Folk craft / Annex et al), which means a nice hour spend inside watching old pottery, paintings and whatever and two weeks later you can't remember what...More

Thank PVR2
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Monet and all! Make sure your allow plenty of time, at least two hours. Great ambience - enjoyed the stillness and the quiet in which to appreciate quite an interesting collection of art.

Thank Ashibaoka
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had heard this was a great art museum. The setting is certainly good. Just by the ivy-covered canal banks in the centre of Kurashiki's turist zone. An old, Western-style building. What a good setting for a rich collection of Western Art. We soon learned...More

Thank Stephenbkk20156
Reviewed 3 June 2017

One does not expect to find a treasure trove of impressionist art in a small coastal Japanese town. I liked it so much, I wanted to go back and have a second look, but alas ran out of time. There are also Asian Art and...More

Thank patriciahodgson7
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

This museum took us by surprise, and we really only went because it was a rainy day and our ryokan provided free tickets. But from the first, we enjoyed the unexpectedly first class collection wide eyed and open mouthed. A vast array of art from...More

Thank maddiera
Reviewed 14 May 2017

One of the best museums of Japan !! Great art collection Set in a pleasant area of the old town of Kurashiki, this museum is a must !!

Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The collection of Contemporary Japanese art was impressive. The museum has several buildings and parts, but we just concentrated on their western collection (which was excellent) and the contemporary. Worth a visit absolutely.

Thank jazzyfille
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Like many of the smaller regional museums in Japan - setup by wealthy local benefactors - very much worthwhile visiting. A diverse and interesting collection. Even had some Leech & Hamada ceramics. Lots of good places to eat nearby.

Thank gmbklm
Reviewed 8 January 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....More

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