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Ohara Museum of Art

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Address: 1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki 710-8575, Okayama Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 86-422-0005
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An exquisite mix of Japanese art and Western rarities

Though the selection is small, the span of the work on display is compelling and impressive. The settings are elegant, and when you use one of the guides, it ends up being a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Elyse G
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the selection is small, the span of the work on display is compelling and impressive. The settings are elegant, and when you use one of the guides, it ends up being a worthwhile use of a day or half-day.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 1.5y old son fell asleep just few minutes before getting to museum so we gave it a shot and took a walk thru the museum while he slept. They let us go in even with stroller. Main building holds really nice collection of famous impressionists, we were really surprised to see their painting in such small place as Kurashiki.

Thank UneCharogne
hong kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

since we just take half day in Kurashiki, lack of time and display seem not fit for us. so that we've saved money and just take outside visit ohara museum. not so bad and some place is free for visit. ha

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Reading the history of this museum is a good enough reason for impressionist lovers to come here. The main entrance of the museum is usually shown in pictures, but it actually has several wings. So please make sure you allot 2-3 hours in this cozy museum.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Worth visiting Kurashiki city only for this museum.You will surely be surprised by paintings of major artists,such as Cezanne,Corot, El Greco,Millet, and so on.On the other hand 、lithograph and pottery of major Japanese artists are also excellent.I dare say this place is the best private museum in Japan.Better than any other in Tokyo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I was so surprised and impressed at the quality of Art and artefacts within this gallery. One of the highlights of my holiday. There are 4 main buildings to visit, make sure you go to all

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were in the museum as part of a special tour on a rainy Monday when it was closed, so we did not get to see everything and the garden. The works of major European artist are very impressive. Definitely worth a visit.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

....one finds awful stuff but also interesting exhibits, in this case, from Europe and USA as well as from Japan. 4 different areas. A nice break from the traveling routine and they have a nice garden as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I actually did not want to spend my time in this quaint town to be in a museum gallery for a few hours. During previous visits I did not see this museum. This trip I decided to try out Ohara Art Museum. I was in for a nice surprise with a great presentation of master works, a mix of galleries,... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We were feeling a little weary so this was a nice afternoon visit. They have one Monet, two Picasso's and two Renoir's. Amazing in a small place like Kurashiki. The Japanese art section was well worth a visit. Lovely shop attached.

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