Ohara Museum of Art

Art Museum
Located in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, this museum was Japan’s first private museum dedicated to Western art. The museum was built by Kurashiki industrialist Magosaburo Ohara in 1930. The Main Gallery, styled like a Greek temple, remains as it looked when the museum first opened. Inside, works by master Western painters such as Cezanne, Degas, and Renoir are on display. Several gallery concerts are held each year, a tradition which began in 1950.

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Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Chuou 1-1-15 map map Map
[Dec.- Feb.]9:00-15:00(Last entry14:30)
[Mar.- Nov.]9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Monday (excluding public holidays), 12/27-12/29, 1/11-1/14
[Admission fee]
[High school/junior high school/Elementary school students (under 18 years old)]500yen
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* Admission is restricted, so please follow the guidance of the staff.
Temporary closure:Currently closed (according to August 17, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Art llove
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.03.25
    Definitely recommend this as a part of a day Trip to Kurashiki /this small and elegant museum privately owned showcases some of the icon>c. Artisists of the early to m>d. 20th century.Picasso Dali...
  • Outstanding collection of art in beautiful area
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.03.09
    Located in the beautiful historic Kurashiki village, this small gallery is packed with blockbuster art. There is fantastic local artists represented plus Manet, Monet,Rembrandt and so on. Truly an...
  • Popular art museum in Okayama
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.04.20
    Located within the Bikan Historical Quarters of Kurashiki. This art museum was founded in 1930 and showcases famous paintings from the West, including El Greco, Gauguin, Monet, etc. There are...

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