Ohara Museum of Art
Japan’s first private museum of Western art, awarded 2 stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan
The symbol of the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter, this private museum features Western works of art in an eye-catching building styled after a Greek temple. Based on Ohara Magosaburo’s collection of Western art, Ohara Museum of Art features a large collection of world-famous paintings and work such as one of El Greco’s “Annunciation” and Monet’s “Water Lilies.” The museum also features a pond with water lilies propagated from Monet’s residence. The museum shop offers a variety of products for visitors to purchase. Audio guides are also available (in English, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Korean).
- 1-1-15, Chuo, Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture
- 15 min on foot from JR Kurashiki Sta.
- Business Hours
- 9:00am – 5:00pm (last admission 4:30pm)
- Mondays (open if Monday is a holiday or a substitute holiday)
Summer (late July – August), No closing days in October
- General 1,300 yen; students 800 yen (university), 500 yen (senior high, junior high, and elementary)