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Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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Address: 1-10-10, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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This small museum houses a collection of woodblock prints from noted artist...

This small museum houses a collection of woodblock prints from noted artist Ota Seizo.

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The Place in Tokyo for Ukiyo-e

I started getting into Ukiyo-e just after deciding to visit Japan. I immediately realized Hiroshige was my favorite, so I decided to find the best place, and the Tokyo National... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I started getting into Ukiyo-e just after deciding to visit Japan. I immediately realized Hiroshige was my favorite, so I decided to find the best place, and the Tokyo National Museum told me to go to the Ota. The museum is easy to get to - it's close to Harajuku Station and in a really pretty part of Tokyo. Or... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a small museum 350 meters from Harajuku Station. It displays most Hiroshige woodblock prints, scenes of Edo, different provinces and so on. It is worth a stop if you like Ukiyo-e and are visiting Meiji Shrine.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This museum exhibits selected ukiyo-e paintings and prints from the vast collection of the late Mr. Ota Seizo. Ukiyo-e are Japanese woodblock prints which flourished during the Edo Period. They originated as popular culture in Edo and depicted popular geisha, sumo wrestlers and kabuki actors from the world of entertainment. Fabulous!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A small museum with modest entry fee. Very high quality woodblock exhibit on three levels. Excellent washrooms. Gift shop specializes in small textiles at reasonable prices so this is a must- go for quality small gifts and souvenirs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I visited this small museum recently when I was visiting Tokyo and was pleasantly surprised. If you like Japanese woodcuts, you should definitely go. The place can be easily reached by subway and a short walk. The displays are well organized and most have English descriptions. This museum is very manageable and worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Wow! A wonderful, small museum where you can learn about the wood-block print process and see amazing works of ukiyo-e! We saw the "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road" by Hioshige -- beautiful! I would go out of my way to go again!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is one of the jewels of the Tokyo museum scene! The expositions are normally based on the museum's own huge collection of highest-quality woodblock prints, and they are always very carefully curated. A must for the visitor who is interested in Japanese art!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Ota Museum houses a large private collection of Japanese prints and displays a selection which regularly changes. Conveniently located near Harajuku Station.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

If you love woodblock prints, you have to see this small museum. 原宿の、喧騒から少し入った美術館です。 浮世絵が好きな方なら一度は来たい所なのではないでしょうか。。。

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Entrance fee is a little much at 1000 yen, but totally worth it. I spent a hour looking at the three floors of prints. Some were absolutely amazing. Lots of older Japanese tourists as well. Be sure to have an appreciation for art, if you just breeze through it the museum will take all of 10 minutes.

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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. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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