We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Closed Now: 10:30 - 17:00
Open today: 10:30 - 17:00
Review Highlights
A Small Gem

This museum specializes in the art of wood block printing (Ukiyo-E), with rotating exhibits. The... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2015
New York City, New York
Art Museum collected at beginning by Ota

Exhibition of works of popular art unique to Japan, which were collected in the beginning by a man... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2015
Jack F
Bandung, Indonesia
Read all 158 reviews
All photos (43)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“on display”(7 reviews)
This small museum houses a collection of woodblock prints from noted artist Ota Seizo.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:00
See all hours
1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
+81 3-5777-8600
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Shibuya
from US$16.40
More Info
from US$7.30
More Info
from US$90.30
More Info
Reviews (158)
There are newer reviews for Ota Memorial Museum of Art
See the most recent reviews
Filter reviews
76 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswood block printswoodblock printson displayedo periodlarge collectiongift shopcurrent exhibitionzen gardeneach pieceenglish descriptionsharajuku stationspecial exhibitionmount fujiworth a stopjr yamanote linetakeshita streetmeiji jingu
Updating list...
41 - 50 of 76 reviews
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This museum specializes in the art of wood block printing (Ukiyo-E), with rotating exhibits. The day I went they had depictions of war. Wonderful! The setting is small and relaxed. They have coin-return lockers at the entrance to store your things, so you can focus...More

Thank Gilthoniel4
Reviewed 21 June 2015

Exhibition of works of popular art unique to Japan, which were collected in the beginning by a man named Ota, because of concern for the collection.

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

I found the museum with a search on some wood block print exhibitions. Due to the sensitivity of the prints (paper and ink) the prints are roared every month, at the time I went it was focused on villains. The space was very calming and...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 5 June 2015

I didn't know much about Ukiyo-e before coming to Japan. And it's this small museum that changed all this and got me to admire this art form. Very well curated and explained, it shows the visitor not only the prints but also details quite well...More

Thank canadabaerchen
Reviewed 23 May 2015

I was not a great enthusiast in Ukio-e but visited this art gallery with a friend which was amazing. They were displaying work of Hiroshige and Kiyochika and how Hiroshige inspired Kioschika's work. Visitors can view the same place, incident drawn by Hiroshige during edo...More

Thank Kalani S
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

This season was dedicated to Hiroshige and Kiyochika and there are several pieces of art showing how Hiroshige inspirated Kiyochika, some 50 years younger. It's a small museum but worth a visit if you appreciate Ukio-e.

Thank Mixtraveling
Reviewed 13 May 2015

I was lucky enough to visit last week when an exhibition of Hiroshige and Kiyochika was mounted. It is the 100th year Memorial exhibition of Kiyochika. What an exhibition. Silence is requested and it was not hard to be quiet ..was like a religious experience.

Thank romowi98
Reviewed 9 May 2015

This lovely small private museum is close to the Harayuka Metro Station and a little tucked away on a side street. It is dedicated to Japanese Lithographs. When we visited the museum 21 April there was a wonderful exhibition of the 2 most famous artists...More

Thank Jansje S
Reviewed 26 April 2015

I loved almost everything about this museum. The prints were beautiful, and seeing the original artifacts in such magnificent condition was more than even the most lavish coffee table book can convey. The museum itself is mostly great; a beautiful space, very serene and contemplative…...More

Thank Matt K
Reviewed 24 April 2015

If you love Japanese Prints, don't miss this little museum. I just wish they'd had a better gift shop.

Thank TheGoBird
View more reviews
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.
Nearby HotelsSee all 33 hotels in Shibuya
Dormy inn Premium Shibuya Jingumae
603 reviews
.28 miles away
25 reviews
.35 miles away
Hotel Emit Shibuya
8 reviews
.44 miles away
Shibuya Tobu Hotel
661 reviews
.53 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 9,037 restaurants in Shibuya
Cafe Crepe Laforet Harajuku (Strawberry House)
28 reviews
.05 miles away
Double Tall Cafe, Harajuku
27 reviews
.03 miles away
Coffeesakan Shu Harajuku Omotesando
15 reviews
.05 miles away
Kamakura Matsubara-an Keyaki
52 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 701 attractions in Shibuya
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
128 reviews
.07 miles away
Harajuku Quest
7 reviews
.06 miles away
167 reviews
.05 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
11 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from HardeeHar | Reviewed this property |
I think one hour to two hours maximum.
17 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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.