Fine art in a picturesque setting

Nariwa Museum

Okayama museums
Located in Takahashi City and designed by Tadao Ando is this peaceful museum housing art and sculpture.


Designed by Tadao Ando, the museum is a testament to Takahashi City’s commitment to promoting art in the region. Japanese impressionism is hallmark of the museum’s collection, featuring the work of Torajiro Kojima. Kojima was a contemporary of the great artist Yumeji and was part of what is considered by many to be the belle époque of art internationally.

Located in a beautiful natural environment, the museum could seen as part of an international trend to establish centers of art appreciation outside of urban areas. The concept behind its design is to create a seamless flow between the building and the surrounding nature.


Takahashi City is a small municipality along the Takahashi River and is notable for is historic buildings and wonderful townscape. The standout structure of he city is Bitchu Matsuyama Castle, which is located high in the mountains. There are also former samurai residences, a temple and a historic church.

Nariwa Town is part of Takahashi City and is about a twenty minute bus ride away. Although the city center has a lot to offer there is much to see in the surrounding towns and villages. Nariwa is a quiet old town with a landscape that is stunning at any time of the year.

Access: Catch a train from JR Okayama Station to JR Bitchu-Takahashi Station. From here you can catch a taxi or bus.


Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
Cancellation Fee No charge 20% of tour fee 30% of tour fee 40% of tour fee 50% of tour fee 100% of tour fee