Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art

Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art information

Tokyo , Japan
Street 1-10-10 Jingūmae
Extras Shibuya-ku
+81 3403 0880
Getting there
train JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku, Omote-sandō exit
More information
adult ¥700-1000, child free
Opening hours
10.30am-5.30pm Tue-Sun, closed 27th to end of month
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Lonely Planet review

Trade your shoes for slippers at the door to view the excellent ukiyo-e (wood-block prints) collection of Ōta Seizo, the former head of the Toho Life Insurance Company. The museum usually displays no more than a few dozen works at a time from its collection of over 10,000 prints, including those by masters of the art such as Hokusai and Hiroshige.

Downstairs from the museum is a branch of the shop Kamawanu, which specialises in beautifully printed tenugui (traditional hand-dyed thin cotton towels).