Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Chugoku  /  Okayama Prefecture  /  Kurashiki  /  Museums  /  Ohara Museum of Art

Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki

(460+ reviews on the web)
Art Museum
When it opened in 1930, Ohara Museum of Art held the first collection of Western art to be permanently exhibited in Japan. Created in honor of painter Kojima Torajiro, the museum now houses an expansive collection of Western and 20th century Japanese art, with special emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century French painting and sculpture. Start your tour at the classically styled Main Gallery, meander past the pond where water lilies echo the works of Monet, and finish at the Craft and Asiatic Art Gallery to absorb some Eastern culture. Free audio guides are available. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ohara Museum of Art by using our Kurashiki itinerary planner.
Create a full Kurashiki itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kurashiki

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kurashiki by other users

8 days in Okayama Prefecture, Takamatsu & Hiroshima BY A USER FROM JAPAN August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 4 days in Kurashiki & Okayama BY A USER FROM THAILAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 28 days in Japan & Hanoi BY A USER FROM VIETNAM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Japan & Hanoi BY A USER FROM VIETNAM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 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 setti...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ey...  more »
Google
  • Wow! Such an impressive collection in such a remote little town.
  • Nice art museum and great collection
  • Interesting collection of western art
  • It is located in Kurashiki bikan area, spectacular museums. Exhibition genre is a hearty range, Japan arts and Western Arts, crafts, etc. It is displayed near the end of route is especially memorable work in El Greco's "the Annunciation". Seems that there are people watching this film because we want to come. Try after viewing, great emotion, thought, you could come. Could be because it was just how much great work, quiet and spacious, with plenty of bathing works good. Take it during the tourism in the area. As long as your time permits so you can buy tickets and main building as well as to visit the library, arts and crafts, Oriental Hotel, Kojima torajiro Memorial Museum also enjoy the work.
    View original
  • See the Annunciation of the Greco. Annex of the vestibular Rodin was lovely. And the staff are so excessive expectations are taboo?
    View original