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Ohara Museum of Art大原美術館

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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place Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Chuou 1-1-15
phone 0864220005

Review of Ohara Museum of Art

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Reviewed:2018/11/27 good museum in a small town
This is a private collection of art work which is worth visitting while in this small lovely town. The ticket is 1,300 yen and no photo allowed inside the museum which is a pity. There are 3...
Reviewed:2018/11/12 Museum visit
Was so impressed to see Claude Monet pairings as well as the Rodin sculptors. Also saw the Woman in hair painting by Matisse. I was so happy. No photos allowed though while inside the museum. But the...
Reviewed:2018/11/07 Everything that is promised
Very impressive collection of European and Japanese art in purpose built galleries, the philanthropy of Ohara & the passion and talent of his friend Kojima underpin this celebration of art that knows...



Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Chuou 1-1-15 [map]



9:00-17:00 (until 16:30)
Monday (Open for Public holiday), Late July.-Aug., Oct. is open everyday
[Admission fee] General1300yen, 800yen university student, high school, junior high school, elementary school students 500yen (common to all buildings)
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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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