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Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Closed Now: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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The Ota Memorial Museum of Art is in Takeshita street

It is hidden museum because it's hard to arrive there. I enjoyed the artworks which is male who... read more

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Miyu H

Fascinating insight into the painstaking process of wood block printing, some wonderful examples on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah B
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This small museum houses a collection of woodblock prints from noted artist Ota Seizo.
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1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed yesterday

It is hidden museum because it's hard to arrive there. I enjoyed the artworks which is male who dressed up famine (Joso).

Thank Miyu H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating insight into the painstaking process of wood block printing, some wonderful examples on show

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum houses a collection of beautiful, old, woodblock prints. It’s fascinating to see how the artists in the 1800s represented life in Japan. For 1000 yen you get the special exhibit as well. Note that the museum is pretty small and can be done...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ohota museum is one of the greatest Ukiyo-e museums in Japan. When I visited, Hiroshige Utagawa exhibition was opened. The pictures are well-preserved and explanations of pieces are scrupulous and precise. I enjoyed good work, its background and history of Edo-period artist. In the first...More

Thank ShigeruM61
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This is about 5 minutes walk from JR Harajuku Sta. or Meiji-jingu-mae Sta. of Tokyo Metro. This small art museum(2 floors) of Ukiyo-e, which is a genre of Japanese art flourishing from 17th through 19th centuries, is famous for its rich collection of 14,000 works....More

Thank japanguide
Reviewed July 14, 2018

This marvelous museum of Nihonga, modern Japanese art, is a hidden jewel in a trending area headed towards Omotesando. A must visit when in the area.

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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

A small but well prepared exhibition! All ukiyoe are featuring a common theme in this special exhibition and it is absolutely eye opening. Most of ukiyoe have a brief English description to show the story behind. Worth visiting!

Thank Chen C
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This museum has 2 small floors where the different woodblock prints hang on the outside walls so that everyone follows the same trajectory following the wall. Every work has a Japanese and English explanation about the work and the location. It took me one hour...More

Thank Mark_Daemen
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Just go. It is 700 yen to see some of Hiroshige's later works of Edo. The works include English descriptions with Google maps of the area depicted. Very easy to understand. Impressive prints! It is wonderful that Ota collected these over his lifetime. It was...More

1  Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed May 4, 2018

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. Exhibits change monthly. The exhibit I was most fortunate...More

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
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that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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June 11, 2018|
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Response from HardeeHar | Reviewed this property |
I think one hour to two hours maximum.
August 16, 2017|
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Response from Dorothy J | Reviewed this property |
Buy at the museum itself; this is just a small, though exquisite, museum. But check online when it is open, as exhibits change monthly and it closes when it is being changed over.
August 16, 2017|
Response from geckopoo | Reviewed this property |
Hello, quite easy, just walk up to the front desk of the museum. No need for advanced booking or online purchase. It will cost you 1000yen per person. They'll accept your visa/master card as well.