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Nara National Museum

Nara National MuseumMap around Nara ParkNara National Museum is a museum located about 300 meters southwest of Nandaimon gate of Todaiji, and is in Nara Park.

It was opened in 1895, and houses and displays works of art belonging to temples and shrines in the Nara area.
It houses only about 1,400 items, but many of them have been deposited from several temples in Nara and they are national treasures and important cultural properties.
They are statues of Buddha, sculptures, pictures, calligraphy, artifacts, excavated articles and bronze ware from ancient China.

In autumn every year, the exhibition of Shoso-in is held in this museum.
Selected a few dozen of treasures in Shoso-in are exhibited for only a few weeks. We can only see Shoso-in's treasures here.

The entrance fee is 500 yen.
When the exhibition of Shoso-in is held, it is 1,000 yen.

Nara National Museum official website

How to get to here

By route bus

About 9 minutes from JR Nara station.
Get off at Himuro-jinja-Kokuritsu-hakubutsukan stop.
If you walk from Kintetsu Nara station, it takes about 15 minutes.




Nara National Museum
Photo by Railstation.net
Buddhist Art Library in the museum

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