When it opened in 1930, Ohara Museum of Art held the first collection of Western art to be permanently exhibited in Japan. Created in honor of painter Kojima Torajiro, the museum now houses an expansive collection of Western and 20th century Japanese art, with special emphasis on 19th- and 20th-century French painting and sculpture. Start your tour at the classically styled Main Gallery, meander past the pond where water lilies echo the works of Monet, and finish at the Craft and Asiatic Art Gallery to absorb some Eastern culture. Free audio guides are available. Make Ohara Museum of Art a centerpiece of your Kurashiki vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kurashiki trip planner.
Ohara Museum of Art reviews
the famed paitings by el greco, renoir, lautrec, etc are here. there are not many of each, but the crown jewels are there. the japanese garden, and the storage buildings are worth a visit too more »
It is a private museum with amazing collection and I just love the way that they have arranged the art. The museum looks small but you could easily spend longer time in there. It has a Monet... more »
good pieces but most of them covered by glasses without proper lightening Annex exhibition is better cause in exposed condition
Very broad collection of artists! I was pleasantly surprised by the collection. The facility is wheel chair accessible with the exception of about three rooms in the craft and Asian gallery.
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