Premium tour of the story of the Ohara family, who built the foundation of Kurashiki
Night Museum & Dinner at Ohara Museum of Art, Private Collection of the Ohara Family, and an impressive piano concert
Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter is a popular tourist destination about an hour from Hiroshima and Osaka Stations by JR railway lines, with its old-fashioned white-walled streets, souvenir stores, and jeans stores. The tour will explore the footsteps of the Ohara family members (Magosaburo and Soichiro Ohara), who laid the foundations for the town, with a guide who will take you on a tour of the Ohara House Katalyzer, the Ohara Museum of Art, and the surrounding areas. The tour will begin with a lecture on the history of the Ohara family. This will foster intellectual curiosity and provide an opening for visitors to deepen their understanding of Kurashiki, as they will learn how the Ohara family was involved in the formation of Kurashiki, which prospered as a spinning mill town.
The main focus of the tour is on experiencing culture and art through seeing, hearing, and experiencing the "real things" that are tied to the Ohara family. The tour will reserve the Ohara House, where the Ohara family has lived for generations, and will also include a special visit to the private collection of the Ohara family, which is not normally open to the public, and an ensemble concert on the Bechstein piano, which has been loved and cherished by the Ohara family for generations. In addition, the Ohara Museum of Art will be chartered for a guided tour by an English-speaking guide who has received special training in artwork, as well as for a special private dinner experience in the exhibition room. This will also include a private viewing of Yurinso, the former villa of the Ohara family used as a guest house, which is not normally open to the public.
For accommodation, a stylish inn that was renovated from an old traditional house in Kurashiki and rented out as a whole house will be prepared. We hope that you will indulge in this experience as if you were living in the city of Kurashiki.
Come to the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter to experience various other activities, such as a green tea ceremony, a tour of a local sake brewery, a rickshaw ride, and a chance to wear a kimono.
Ohara Museum of Art