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Otsuka Museum of Art, Naruto

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#1 of 197 in Museums in Shikoku
Must see · Art Museum · Museum
The largest exhibit space in Japan, Otsuka Museum of Art houses over 1,000 expertly made replicas of Western masterpieces, including a complete reproduction of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling. Immerse yourself in the art of the masters, delicately reproduced to scale on ceramic boards and comprising pieces from across 190 museums in 25 countries. The expansive layout across 5 floors allows you to absorb the displayed art in peace, even on a busy day. Audio guides are available in English. Use our Naruto itinerary planning app to arrange your visit to Otsuka Museum of Art and other attractions in Naruto.
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  • Otsuka Pharmaceutical's pet project to make the world's art pieces accessible to the world. Built inside a mountain, on the tip of Shizuoka is this museum of ceramic replicates of the world's...  more »
  • I was not expecting much here. But I had some time on my hand so decided to go and see this wonderful museum and boy was I in for a surprise. The level of hard-work put in replicating these...  more »
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  • Though these are reproductions, nonetheless a very comprehensive collection of some of the most well known western master pieces spanning from Roman (Pompeii) till modern (Munch, Klimt, Picasso) times. An excellent opportunity to see beautiful art at (larger than) life size, up close with no crowds. The layout and display are well planned and definitely enhancing the experience. There are good explanations, though often only in Japanese. A two hours tour led by an experienced guide is free, but again only in Japanese. Spending nearly a whole day can be a bit heavy. But the museum restaurant was quite good quality and not expensive.
  • Great building with nice view but every artworks there are not original. I might be wrong, but paintings are printed and baked on tiles or something..
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