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Hayashibara Museum of Art

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Address: 2-7-15 Marunouchi, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
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+81 86-223-1733
10:00 - 17:00
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Quality Exhibit of Japanese Arts

This is a very small museum, beautifully located in a former guesthouse of Okayama Castle. The paintings, swords, kimonos, pottery and other arts are all exquisite. The only... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The cost of entry was over twice what the guidebook suggested it would be, it's now 700 yen per person, and unless you have an interest in the quality of steel and kinds of samurai swords used there is little else here. The museum itself is of a wonderful design and is the best thing about the place. I would... More 

Thank Marcus W
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

This very small, private museum was worth the visit for several reasons. I believe that their collection of Japanese arts far exceeds their display space, so you might see something very different than I saw, but if the Maki-e I saw was any indication, it would all be beautiful. As mentioned by other reviewers, all text is in Japanese but... More 

Thank Eileen M
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

It was a good decision to visit this small museum among all others in Okayama City as they were exhibiting the scrolls of the Tale of Heike. I was fascinated with the artistry and detail of the scrolls. For example, in the drawings you can clearly see the kimono patterns of people 1-inch in size. Six antique noh masks were... More 

Thank joikamiru
Okayama, Japan
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Some beautiful things on display but simply not enough of them to justify the entrance fee. I guess coming from Glasgow where we have the Burrel Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum available free of charge just tends to spoil one rather.

Thank arisuta
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is a very small museum, beautifully located in a former guesthouse of Okayama Castle. The paintings, swords, kimonos, pottery and other arts are all exquisite. The only problem is that none of the descriptions were in English. As it is "on the way" to the castle and garden, it is worth a short visit to see its beautiful items.

Thank Walter_Keats

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