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Art Spot Tours

With art locations such as the famous Ohara Museum of Art, Okayama is chock full of locations offering visitors a traditional Japanese culture experiences and art sites offering young artists a variety of art-related activities.

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West Meets East in These Tangible Art Pieces

Come and tour the Ohara Museum of Art, awarded 2 stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan, and various museums offering a one-of-a-kind traditional Japanese culture experience.

Ohara Museum of Art
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Ohara Museum of Art

The symbol of the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, the Ohara Museum of Art was Japan’s first private museum of Western art with an eye-catching building styled after a Greek temple. Inside, visitors can enjoy such world-famous paintings and sculptures as one of El Greco’s “Annunciation” and Monet’s “Water Lilies.”

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Bizen Pottery Village, Imbe
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Bizen Pottery Village, Imbe

Boasting a history going back 1,000 years, Imbe is the hometown of Bizen pottery, Japan’s oldest form of pottery. With more than 100 potteries and galleries, the old townscape of Imbe is a one-of-a-kind sight filled with buildings made with red brick chimneys and endless Bizen pottery roof tiles. Visitors can also try their hand at kneading Bizen pottery clay in the main keep of Okayama Castle in Okayama City.

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Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum
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Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum

Located in Osafune, a town that once flourished as a major producer of Japanese swords, the Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum is one of a limited number of sword museums and features a variety of Japanese swords on display. Visitors can watch as craftsmen make actual swords at the museum’s workshop.

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瀬戸内国際芸術祭見出し Come and Visit the Various Islands Participating in the Setouchi Triennale

The Setouchi Triennale is an art festival held once every three years.
Even throughout the year between festivals, a number of facilities and works are available.

Inujima Island
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Inujima Island

Inujima Island is an island overflowing with a mysterious charm fusing the island landscape with heritage, architecture, art, and the environment of the Setouchi area. Must-see sights include the Inujima Island Seirensho Art Museum and stone artworks dotting the island.

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Uno Port
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Uno Port

Known as the gateway to the sea leading to Naoshima Island and Teshima, Uno Port features a number of art pieces throughout the surrounding area, so visitors can also enjoy a stroll overlooking the sea.

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Naoshima Island
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Naoshima Island

Anchored in Setonaikai (The Inland Sea), Naoshima Island offers a fusion of nature and contemporary art and is awarded 2 stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan.

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