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Hayashibara Museum of Art

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Quality Exhibit of Japanese Arts

This is a very small museum, beautifully located in a former guesthouse of Okayama Castle. The... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Chicago, Illinois

The cost of entry was over twice what the guidebook suggested it would be, it's now 700 yen per... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Marcus W
Worthing, United Kingdom
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24 Aug 2016
23 Nov 2015
“Small gem of a museum designed by Kunio Maekawa”
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2-7-15 Marunouchi, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-0823, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

The cost of entry was over twice what the guidebook suggested it would be, it's now 700 yen per person, and unless you have an interest in the quality of steel and kinds of samurai swords used there is little else here. The museum itself...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 23 November 2015

This very small, private museum was worth the visit for several reasons. I believe that their collection of Japanese arts far exceeds their display space, so you might see something very different than I saw, but if the Maki-e I saw was any indication, it...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Eileen M
Reviewed 7 October 2015

It was a good decision to visit this small museum among all others in Okayama City as they were exhibiting the scrolls of the Tale of Heike. I was fascinated with the artistry and detail of the scrolls. For example, in the drawings you can...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank joikamiru
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Some beautiful things on display but simply not enough of them to justify the entrance fee. I guess coming from Glasgow where we have the Burrel Collection and the Kelvingrove Art Galleries and Museum available free of charge just tends to spoil one rather.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank arisuta
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is a very small museum, beautifully located in a former guesthouse of Okayama Castle. The paintings, swords, kimonos, pottery and other arts are all exquisite. The only problem is that none of the descriptions were in English. As it is "on the way" to...More

Date of experience: October 2014
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