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Otsuka Museum of Art

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Address: Naruto-cho, Naruto 772-0053, Tokushima Prefecture
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A place good for art lovers

I love the idea of the museum to use ceramic boards to replicate artwork for preservation and education. Yes, the entrance fee is expensive and the travelling fee to and from... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Hong Kong, China
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Nagano, Japan
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531 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice collection of art, but all just copies. Way to spend so much when you can just put a similar poster on the wall. They have spent so much money on this museum, they should have had some nice original art in there too. Entry price is way too expensive.

Thank Shlomi T
Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I love the idea of the museum to use ceramic boards to replicate artwork for preservation and education. Yes, the entrance fee is expensive and the travelling fee to and from Naruto is high. Still, it is worthy to visit. There are replicates of more than 1,000 pieces of artwork from all over the world. The museum said visitors need... More 

Thank gingerbrownie
Toronto, Canada
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220 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Craig C
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30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

1 Thank Susanne E
Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank John M
Sao Paulo
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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 

Thank MaurTee
Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Hang C
Pavia, Italy
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Pinko07
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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