Art & Design

Ohara Museum of Art

Japan, 710-0046 1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture

Japan's first private Western art museum was established in 1930 (Showa 5) by Magosaburo Ohara, a businessman who contributed to the cultural development of Kurashiki. The main building displays many famous Western masterpieces, including El Greco's ``The Annunciation,'' Claude Monet's ``Water Lilies,'' Renoir, and Gauguin. The museum also houses approximately 3,000 works of art, including ancient Egyptian art, modern Western art, and modern and contemporary Japanese art. [About the Ohara Museum of Art building] The designer, Kazue Yakushiji, joined the Kurashiki Silk Textile Co., Ltd., whose founder, Magosaburo Ohara, was the president, and as Ohara's right-hand man, he worked on many buildings related to the company and the Ohara family. The huge pillars at the entrance look like marble at first glance, but they are actually made of reinforced concrete, and are made by mixing stone powder with mortar and using plastering techniques. No photography allowed inside the building

Business Time

[December to February] 9:00 to 15:00 (last entry 14:30) [March to November] 9:00 to 17:00 (last entry 16:30) *Varies depending on the season Closed: Mondays (open if Monday is a public holiday), year-end, late July to August, and October closed, only the main building open on New Year's Day

Telephone number 086-422-0005
Website https://www.ohara.or.jp/en/
  • ・About 20 minutes from Sanyo Expressway Kurashiki IC or Seto Chuo Expressway Hayashima IC Parking: Paid parking available around the Bikan Historical Quarter ・About 15 minutes walk from JR Kurashiki Station
Wi-Fi No
Payment method
  • Credit card:Available
  • Electronic money:Available
  • QR payment:Available
Language 日本語 / English / 한국어 / 中文简体
Other Multilingual audio guides are also available.

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