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Ota Memorial Museum of Art

1-10-10, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3403-0880
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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 3-3403-0880
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during an exhibition called " 100 views of the Moon." The ukiyoe were on display on three floors, but each floor was relatively small, so unless you lingered long, you could enjoy your visit in an hour or so. Nicely curated, signs in...More

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We visited here on our second day in Japan and are so glad that we did. It is a special collection that is well displayed and has signs in English as well as Japanese. We returned on the 23rd day of our trip but they...More

1  Thank Happy201501
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This small museum has probably the best and largest collection of old Japanese woodblock prints in Tokyo. At any one time, a themed display of up to around 200 prints are displayed for usually a month, then a different display is mounted (from the approximate...More

Thank Dorothy J
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A fantastic if small museum with a great selection of wood block prints featuring portraits, landscapes, battle scenes and depending upon the displays some wonderful animal caricatures.

Thank Karl T
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is one of those places you could easily pass over for something a little more modern, but I was really glad that I called in at the Memorial Museum to view the current collection on display from Ukiyo-e who is the best known type...More

Thank ps151061
Reviewed 9 April 2017

If you like ukiyo-e art, this museum should be in your must-visit list. The collection here is extensive and very well curated. Good labels in English makes the paintings very accessible. What surprised us though was the number of Japanese visitors on the day we...More

1  Thank geckopoo
Reviewed 26 March 2017

I started getting into Ukiyo-e just after deciding to visit Japan. I immediately realized Hiroshige was my favorite, so I decided to find the best place, and the Tokyo National Museum told me to go to the Ota. The museum is easy to get to...More

Thank OJWay1
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This is a small museum 350 meters from Harajuku Station. It displays most Hiroshige woodblock prints, scenes of Edo, different provinces and so on. It is worth a stop if you like Ukiyo-e and are visiting Meiji Shrine.

Thank warren D
Reviewed 2 December 2016

This museum exhibits selected ukiyo-e paintings and prints from the vast collection of the late Mr. Ota Seizo. Ukiyo-e are Japanese woodblock prints which flourished during the Edo Period. They originated as popular culture in Edo and depicted popular geisha, sumo wrestlers and kabuki actors...More

Thank SettembreNero
Reviewed 20 October 2016

A small museum with modest entry fee. Very high quality woodblock exhibit on three levels. Excellent washrooms. Gift shop specializes in small textiles at reasonable prices so this is a must- go for quality small gifts and souvenirs.

1  Thank Honu_Ohana
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
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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16 August 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.
16 August 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.