Otsuka Museum of Art, Naruto

4.3
#1 of 195 in Museums in Shikoku
The largest exhibit space in Japan, Otsuka Museum of Art houses over 1,000 expertly made replicas of Western masterpieces, including a complete reproduction of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling. Immerse yourself in the art of the masters, delicately reproduced to scale on ceramic boards and comprising pieces from across 190 museums in 25 countries. The expansive layout across 5 floors allows you to absorb the displayed art in peace, even on a busy day. Audio guides are available in English. Use our Naruto itinerary planning app to arrange your visit to Otsuka Museum of Art and other attractions in Naruto.
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  • This museum has a lot of famous pictures with ceramic replicas. The building and the site has enough space to walk around and appreciate objects at my own pace. I went there on a weekday when it...  more »
  • You can enjoy with family, couple, friends or solo here. There are three restaurants. and most of the pictures are made on the ceramic. You may surprise with the techniques. I love the garden in...  more »
  • It is a beautiful space filled with copies. And the pieces selected to be copied are all western art and nearly all (97% or more) done by men. You will see one thousand pieces of art presenting a...  more »
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  • Though these are reproductions, nonetheless a very comprehensive collection of some of the most well known western master pieces spanning from Roman (Pompeii) till modern (Munch, Klimt, Picasso) times. An excellent opportunity to see beautiful art at (larger than) life size, up close with no crowds. The layout and display are well planned and definitely enhancing the experience. There are good explanations, though often only in Japanese. A two hours tour led by an experienced guide is free, but again only in Japanese. Spending nearly a whole day can be a bit heavy. But the museum restaurant was quite good quality and not expensive.
  • Great building with nice view but every artworks there are not original. I might be wrong, but paintings are printed and baked on tiles or something..
  • これは・・大塚さん、大あっぱれ!と思います。その真の価値は100年後に、原作が経年劣化したころ、評価されるはず。 #Kenny's Tour Day n Nigh' #Kenny's Best Kept Secret No.18 ... On the way to home town in the winter holiday I happened to drop in at O(h)tsuka Museum of Art which is located in Naruto City, very popular town for the spectacular sea vortex. The museum is quite unique as they display replicas of European masterpieces baked on ceramic board in its original dimension. This must be ONE of Kenny's Best Kept Secrets. I was, frankly speaking, astonished by the finish quality of "replica of Ohtsuka". The 1,000 paintings are supposed to remain as they are for 2,000 years, they say, thanks to the latest and innovative technology. Suppose you were Asian who visited Japan I'll definitely recommend you to come and see them once in your life as It's really " Vale la pena!" Kenny @ Justavi
  • Do not dare come here without your own car unless you enjoy waiting a whole hour on a bus because the closing times and the bus are not aligned. The only other option is a taxi for 6000 yen. Which means this is probably the most expensive museum on the planet, despite havin zero real works.
  • Come here for reproductions of famous European art done on tiles! Cafe Vincent here is quite good.
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