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Otsuka Museum of Art

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Address: Naruto-cho, Naruto 772-0053, Tokushima Prefecture
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Expensive (3200 Yen each), a bit bizarre, but an incredible attraction.

Where else but in Japan would a billionaire spend half a billion setting up an enormous art museum and then fill it with fake art? But somehow it works. We spent most of the day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
Craig C
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Where else but in Japan would a billionaire spend half a billion setting up an enormous art museum and then fill it with fake art? But somehow it works. We spent most of the day here and had to rush to finish seeing every room. The full-size reproductions are exceptionally presented and the settings (e.g. full-size Sistine Chapel) are incredible.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I was a bit apprehensive about the idea of a museum filled with reproductions, but I took a friend's advice and went - much to much great pleasure! It was a great chance to get an overview of European art history. It is easy to experience the trends and developments and get a feeling of history and techniques' progression through... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

We decided to visit this museum despite its expensive admission charges because of hundreds of positive reviews on Trip Advisor. What a disappointment! The museum is a thinly veiled homage to its creator, the Otsuka Corporation who specialises in casting large ceramic panels of the type the artworks are presented on. This museum is to great artworks what McDonalds is... More 

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Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Display replicas of the world's most famous art works including whole entire structures like the interior of the Sistine Chapel - how does that work? It depends, of course but if you consider that the vast majority of the museum's visitor's will never have a chance to visit the originals in the first place it is a reasonable compromise. It... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I could not believe the number of works there and the many areas that they were in. Amazing to have all of the worlds best art work shown in one place. The reproductions are very impressive especially the cave drawings and art work on the walls of chapels located in very remote places in real life. The inside of the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

The place is pretty big and divided into mainly 3 floors, featuring huge collection of reproduced art pieces onto ceramics over the history of arts. One can find many famous art pieces from Medieval time to Renaissance, and modern art. Take as much as one day to allow you slowly going through all the art pieces. There is restaurant and... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

I was there some years ago. It has been founded by the owner of a big company producing everything. If you are Italian you are not so excited, but when I asked why it was built, the answer was: to give the possibility to Japanese not lucky to go in Europe to see exactly the same masterpieces you can see... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2015

It was a great fun to watch so----o many world famous paintings, and all of them are imitated and frozen in ceramic plates. It must be said that the job to decide which picture is to take into the collection and which not, must be an extremely hard one. And also it must be extremely difficult for them to decide... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Though expensive by Japanese standards, the investment in this elegant place is huge. The ceramic tile pictures are such a pretty sight. And since you can't photograph the real thing in Italy or France, do that here!!

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Though all the 1,074 "collections" are all replicas, the viewing of those famous paintings 1:1 closely is still interesting. The best of all is that we can take photos of those "famous paintings". The museum set the ambiance strictly as an art museum: high roofs, dim light, small exhibition rooms with themes, chairs in rooms for detailed appreciation. Though not... More 

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