Art Museum Spots in Okayama City / Around Korakuen Area

  • Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art
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    4.0
    64 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Tenjinchou 8-48
    "Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art is located along Prefectural Route 400 in Tenjin-cho, Kita Ward in the city of Okayama. It collects and exhibits the works of traditional illustrators, traditional Japanese painters, Western-style painters, craftspeople, sculptors, and other artists who have a connection with Okayama. In addition to the permanent collection ""The Art of Okayama,"" in which the objects on display are changed periodically, and special exhibitions, the museum also sponsors events such as lectures about art and workshops."

    Looking over some previous reviews, I learn that the museum has a collection. The reason I mention this is because on my visit today, there was nothing to be seen from said collection, as they were...

  • Yumeji Art Museum (Honkan)
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    4.0
    62 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Naka-ku Hama 2-1-32
    The museum was opened in 1984, near the Korakuen Garden in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Yumeji Takehisa. Here, in addition to the hanging scrolls drawn by Yumeji, the main building has about 3,000 items including watercolors and oil paintings, letters and books and other materials. In addition to the permanent exhibition where about 100 works can be seen, exhibitions introducing Yumeji’s art from various viewpoints is held several times a year. At the museum cafe, you can have fancy European baked raisin cookies called Garibaldi which were a favorite of Yumeji.

    Each of his drawings are very beautiful and I enjoyed so much! After that I went to the cafe in this museum.

  • Okayama Orient Museum
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    4.0
    69 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Tenjinchou 9-31
    "A museum which contains many ancient works of Oriental art from Mesopotamian civilizations and other areas. The museum is located a 15-minute walk from the east entrance of JR Okayama Station along Prefectural Route 42. The museum was originally opened to house 1,947 works of art donated by Okayama University. The museum's collection continued to grow thanks to donations and loans and today the facility manages around 4,800 pieces of ancient art. The museum's collection primarily consists of earthenware, glass, and porcelain mosaics. The museum's centerpiece is its ""Relief of Protective Spirit, Apukallu"" Assyrian relief created in Iraq in the ninth century BCE."

    I am a big fan of museums devoted to archaeology. I knew this one would be a small one, with limited English explanation, but it was advertised all around the city, both in Japanese and English, I...

  • Hayashibara Art Museum
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    3.5
    49 Reviews
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Marunouchi 2-7-15
    Located to the east of Okayama Castle Keep, the Hayashibara Museum of Art's main entrance is a row-house gate that was used as an office of the Ikeda family, the former feudal lord of Okayama during the Meiji period. Designed by architect Maekawa Kunio, the museum is composed of a series of exhibition rooms surrounding a bamboo grove courtyard, and is spacious and well designed so that visitors do not get tired of walking around.

    The title says it all, this is a small museum that has a great variety of exhibitions. Check what is being exhibited before going. It is a fun and interesting place to check out while in Okayama

  • Manekineko Museum of Art
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    4.0
    30 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Kanayamaji 865-1
    This art museum for manekineko (beckoning cats) is located in the Kinzanji area of Kita Ward, Okayama City. Besides the permanent exhibition of 700 manekineko of various shapes and materials from traditional ones from throughout Japan to ones made by modern artists, it also holds temporary exhibitions related to manekineko. In addition, there is an adjoining museum shop that sells original manekineko goods.

    ドライブがてら寄ってみました。 名前の通り、外観も内観も猫だらけで可愛い感じ。 広くないのでさくっと見回れます。 招き猫の絵付けが出来るのが良かった。

  • Kitchoan Museum
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Saiwaicho 7-28
    This art museum was founded by Minamoto Kitchoan, a Japanese confectionery and maker of complex treats like Suikanshuku (dried persimmons stuffed with white sweet bean paste) and Gozenguri (chestnut dumplings). The founding principle was a desire to have more people see and admire pieces gathered as dishes for sweets. It holds pieces by master potters like Kitaoji Rosanjin and Miyagawa Kozan's Makuzu ware. It is located on the second and third floors of the main shop, found a 10-minute walk from Okayama Station south on Shiyakusho Dori Avenue. In addition to their permanent exhibit of Okayama's traditional craftwork Bizen ware, and they also display a variety of tea ceremony utensils and utensils used for cha-kaiseki (meal served before the tea ceremony). The museum shop also sells items with designs based on the work of Kitaoji Rosanjin and Makuzu Kozan.
  • Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
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    4.5
    98 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Okayama Okayama-shi Higashi-ku Inujima 327-5

    It’s an expensive ferry ride from Naoshima (¥1880 one way) but very well worth it. We took the first ferry at 920 am from Miyanoura port and arrived at 1015. We got our tickets and went straight to...

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    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Tondacho 2-10-18
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Omotecho 2-3-62
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Izushicho 2-3-1
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Omotechou 1-9-442F
  • Bell Kushida Memorial Hall
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Higashi-ku Okunogo 64-1
  • Rian Bunko Art Museum
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Tomimachi 2-13-14
  • Inujima Seirensho Art Museum
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    Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Higashi-ku Inujima 327-4

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Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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