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Ota Memorial Museum of Art

1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5777-8600
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A hidden gem

This marvelous museum of Nihonga, modern Japanese art, is a hidden jewel in a trending area headed... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
warren D
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tokyo
Great ukiyoe exhibition

A small but well prepared exhibition! All ukiyoe are featuring a common theme in this special... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Chen C
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This small museum houses a collection of woodblock prints from noted artist Ota Seizo.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank warren D
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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!

Thank Chen C
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This museum has 2 small floors where the different woodblock prints hang on the outside walls so that everyone follows the same trajectory following the wall. Every work has a Japanese and English explanation about the work and the location. It took me one hour...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Just go. It is 700 yen to see some of Hiroshige's later works of Edo. The works include English descriptions with Google maps of the area depicted. Very easy to understand. Impressive prints! It is wonderful that Ota collected these over his lifetime. It was...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I've always been fascinated by ukiyo-e woodblock prints and this is the best place to see them. Tucked away on a quieter street than most in Harajuku, it's a calm oasis in the middle of chaos. Exhibits change monthly. The exhibit I was most fortunate...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

If you like Hokusai wood block prints then this museum is also worth a visit. Tucked away close to Takeshita street this museum has 2 floors of this type of printed artwork. Wonderful images. Allow an hour at least to view, more if you want...More

2  Thank SWFP
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Every month they change the theme of the exhibit, since the pictures deteriorate quickly, and they can't have them out for very long. When I went it was about crossdressing in the Edo period! This was compared to the anime film Your Name, and they...More

1  Thank Anders L
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The descriptions and explanations provided with the prints make for a great learning introduction to Japanese woodblock prints. I entered knowing nothing and feeling indifferent toward woodblock printing but from the tutelage of the displays became keenly interested and have sought out other Tokyo museums’...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Prepare to wander in the museum for a few hours. Many pieces of art of look at and admire. Enjoyed our time there.

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The exhibition is selected monthly from their over14,000 collection of “ukiyo-e”. You can sit down on tatami and enjoy Japanese art quietly. All explanation is in Japanese and in English. Tiny “Zen” garden behind the stairs is cute. Recommend for solo-travelers or couples. No photos...More

Thank Eiko88
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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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simoneadamiuk
11 June 2018|
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Response from HardeeHar | Reviewed this property |
I think one hour to two hours maximum.
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shanifernando
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.
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shanifernando
17 August 2017|
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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.
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