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Ohara Museum of Art

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The first modern museum of western art in Japan with a collection of world-famous paintings
Ohara Museum of Art was established in 1930 by Magosaburo Ohara, a Kurashiki-based entrepreneur who engaged in a wide range of business activities, in commemoration of artist Torajiro Kojima who had passed the year before. This is the first privately owned art museum in Japan that houses Western works. The museum has a total of three buildings: the Main Gallery, Annex Gallery, and Handicrafts/Eastern Gallery. The Main Gallery was designed after a Greek temple and its appearance has been maintained since its establishment in 1930. The museum houses an extensive collection of mainly Western modern and contemporary art. This is one of the must-see tourist spots when visiting the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter.

More Information about Ohara Museum of Art

Street address

1-1-15 Chuo, Kurashiki City


  • About 15 minutes on foot from JR Sanyo Main Line Kurashiki Station

Opening Hours

9:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30)


Closed on Mondays. (Museum will open if a Monday falls on a holiday or a substitute holiday; and open everyday in the summer [late July-August] and October)
Closed between December 28 and 31. Only the Main Gallery is open on January 1, while all facilities open from January 2.



Best season

All year


Your ticket will be stamped at each facility, so you can see the other facilities after touring the historical quarter and main complex. Your ticket can be used on different days, so you have the option of visiting the facilities over several days. (There is no expiration date)

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