Ota Memorial Museum of Art, Shibuya

#23 of 363 in Museums in Tokyo
The Ōta Memorial Museum of Art opened in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan in January 1980. It presents rotating exhibitions of Ukiyo-e from Ōta Seizo V's collection of over 12,000 pieces. Plan to visit Ota Memorial Museum of Art and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tokyo attractions using our Tokyo trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • I've always been fascinated by ukiyo-e woodblock prints and this is the best place to see them. Tucked away on a quieter street than most in Harajuku, it's a calm oasis in the middle of chaos. Exhibit...  more »
  • highly recommended Museum surrounded by Harajuku (like a small OASIS), large collection with very interesting exhibitions, which often return, making a visit to the new back worthwhile. For me again and again worth a visit almost a must for all lovers of the ukiyoe.
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  • That in this space? Think about the middle of Hara-Juku in there. But wow Naka. Hokusai and Hiroshige, a song if you raised I, China, Katsushika according to no. Have a really incredible collection. I think the place really comes overseas tourists.
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  • Smallish museums of prints, if you're into that kind of stuff. Very interesting selection which changes every month or so. This way, you probably won't be able to see Hokusai's wave, but quite a few interesting works. All the prints are explained in Japanese AND English. Very helpful! At the entrance you can buy art books and postcards, small shop downstairs sells printed cloths, tax-free for foreigners.
  • Great small museum/gallery. Great English descriptions for most pieces. I love wood block prints in general but was impressed with the amazing detail and quality of the old prints here. I would return for the rotating gallery.
  • real ukiyoe museum. must go! the towel shop on first basement is good,too.
  • CLOSED 2017-12-21 through 2018-01-4 Closure not listed on website, wasted our time. I’m sure it’s good inside. ((Note to Google: it’s impossible to edit the “hours”with a comment on temporary closure))
  • 浮世絵は素晴らしかったです。There are almost full English guides to the prints. They have two permanent exhibition rooms and one for visiting exhibitions. ¥1,000 entry, and there's a nice gift shop for Japanese wrapping cloths.
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