Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki

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. Make Ohara Museum of Art a centerpiece of your Kurashiki vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kurashiki trip planner .
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  • October 4, 2017
    It is a must when you come to the Kurashiki bikan area-designated preservation district for groups of buildings, the city's showcase building. Booking, lunch, boat rickshaw and then slowly appreciating. Please enjoy both Picasso and Monet 4 Hall common ticket ¥ 1,300 ^ _ ^
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  • October 4, 2017
    An amazing treasure - Lautrec, Picasso, Gris, Kandinsky, Munch, Rodin, etc. I could not believe it until I saw it! Worth the trip.  more »
  • September 26, 2017
    It is a museum located in the Kurashiki bikan area, very impressive. Exhibit product genres is a hearty, broadly, Japan arts and crafts, Western art exhibits to favor particular impression on the route of the last is 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 dipping into the world of work (^ ^) 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.
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  • July 15, 2017
    Lets you have a flavor of European Art and also some Japanese art as old as of 19th century. It felt like being in France and Japan at the same time. A very experience.
  • July 13, 2017
    Amazing collection of western and eastern art from pre-history to contemporary work.
  • November 30, 2016
    Wow! Such an impressive collection in such a remote little town.
  • June 24, 2017
    Love it, western art
  • November 14, 2016
    Nice art museum and great collection

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