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Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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“edo period”(6 reviews)
This small museum houses a collection of woodblock prints from noted artist Ota Seizo.
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1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
+81 3-5777-8600
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am very fond of the Ukiyo-E, I was curious about museum, before this I visited Sumida Hokusai Musem, it was a little bit disappointed., maybe because there was no special exhibition nor a special theme to show the works in. their unity

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wherethetwainmeets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love Japanese art and particularly woodblock prints, this museum is a must-see. The collection of mainly Hiroshige prints that we saw was superb, beautifully presented and with excellent English descriptions. The museum is small but its collection is large so what is selected...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane D
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Beautiful museum in a back street of Harajuku. The collection of "Utagawa Hiroshige" was amazing. Enjoyed the exhibition very much.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 171eva
Reviewed 21 September 2018

It is hidden museum because it's hard to arrive there. I enjoyed the artworks which is male who dressed up famine (Joso).

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Miyu H
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Fascinating insight into the painstaking process of wood block printing, some wonderful examples on show

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 777SarahB777
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

This museum houses a collection of beautiful, old, woodblock prints. It’s fascinating to see how the artists in the 1800s represented life in Japan. For 1000 yen you get the special exhibit as well. Note that the museum is pretty small and can be done...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NWebLA
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Ohota museum is one of the greatest Ukiyo-e museums in Japan. When I visited, Hiroshige Utagawa exhibition was opened. The pictures are well-preserved and explanations of pieces are scrupulous and precise. I enjoyed good work, its background and history of Edo-period artist. In the first...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SiegMatt196
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is about 5 minutes walk from JR Harajuku Sta. or Meiji-jingu-mae Sta. of Tokyo Metro. This small art museum(2 floors) of Ukiyo-e, which is a genre of Japanese art flourishing from 17th through 19th centuries, is famous for its rich collection of 14,000 works....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank japanguide
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This marvelous museum of Nihonga, modern Japanese art, is a hidden jewel in a trending area headed towards Omotesando. A must visit when in the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A small but well prepared exhibition! All ukiyoe are featuring a common theme in this special exhibition and it is absolutely eye opening. Most of ukiyoe have a brief English description to show the story behind. Worth visiting!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank chenc163
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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12 June 2018|
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Response from HardeeHar | Reviewed this property |
I think one hour to two hours maximum.
17 August 2017|
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Response from Dorothy J | Reviewed this property |
Buy at the museum itself; this is just a small, though exquisite, museum. But check online when it is open, as exhibits change monthly and it closes when it is being changed over.
17 August 2017|
Response from geckopoo | Reviewed this property |
Hello, quite easy, just walk up to the front desk of the museum. No need for advanced booking or online purchase. It will cost you 1000yen per person. They'll accept your visa/master card as well.