Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Shiga Prefecture  /  Koka  /  Miho Museum

Miho Museum, Koka

4.5
Designed by world-renowned architect I. M. Pei, Miho Museum houses a collection of rare and ancient artwork nestled in the mountains. Commissioned by wealthy philanthropist (and religious leader) Mihoko Koyama for her private collection, the building largely lies underground--carved into the rocky mountainside and covered with a steel-and-glass roof. Enter by traversing an unusual cable bridge and walking through a shining tunnel. Inside, observe a variety of artifacts from Asia and the Western world. Our Koka itinerary site makes visiting Miho Museum and other Koka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Create an itinerary including Miho Museum
map
Miho Museum Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
255 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Up to far! In the Shigaraki mountains there Museum really in these mountains-? And in advance without prior knowledge and anxiety to become so. Bridge bridge on the mountain, two mountain, vast 1002000 m² grounds, 9241 m² building will chair. The concept of this art and the roots of the modern thing. Design of Chinese-American made glass Louvre pyramid, "i. M Pei"? He got tips on painting a fisherman is walking through the tunnel there are image from "Xanadu", it is designed. From the entrance until the building of the Museum of fine arts 'Xanadu' length-not through big tunnel mountain road and then cross the large suspension bridge, finally 辿ritsukimasu. Bad process itself would end in "Xanadu", seems to be an important process, no time legs we are electric "tram" free rides in between. Museum of environment-conscious building 80% Conservatory built in the ground, and the appearance of the building's front door is, recollect the outline of the houses of different materials like large thatched roof building. Reminiscent of glass pyramid inside the cube structure. Permanent exhibition is the exhibition of Egypt, Greece and Rome. When visiting our has been "Sarugaku" and special exhibits. Gathered from the shrine and Museum faces also 350 points from around the country gathered this much better, and admire, was impressed. There are 600 yen for 500 yen and two for a couple of audio guide here is one. I'm up and fighting back if I come alone can come cheap, 600 yen for a couple days, maybe? This museum is religious "shumeikai society" was a likeable and has operated without seeing too much religious art. In addition to permanent exhibition, however, is gorgeous. Special exhibitions free of charge, I would go, examine in advance, as always there is something. Admission is ¥ 1100 per person.
    View original
  • Miho Museum is a little known gem of a museum designed by a world famous architect, I.M. Pei. Nestled amongst the beautiful mountains of Shigaraki, the approach to the museum was through a cherry blos...  more »
  • Below is the famous tunnel Museum you can visit the Museum of Art Museum in Nice. People like instant shines in the only building where you can enjoy good might be (it seems to make the Louvre's glass pyramid designed). I was kinda hesitant to heard Museum of art made by religious institutions, and too deep in the mountains of, this is worth a visit. And have no car access is great. There were a lot of foreigners in South Korea seemed to be built on a tour of the foreign traveler or.
    View original
Google
  • Really enjoyed our visit here, though it requires a commitment in time and money to enjoy it's beauty. We were lucky that the cherry blossoms where in bloom. What a spectacular walk then up through the blossoms into the tunnel and out onto the bridge. Museum was equally good. We enjoyed the Noh mask exhibit. Then the remaining rooms.
  • a great place for sightseeing. must visit, especially during the sakura season. great pasta and bakery are served in the cafe.
  • Must visit! Worth your time and money. I really liked the museum its surroundings. Covered by nature and a tunnel which connects the museum’s reception with the museum. The exhibition theme changes from time to time. Please check their website on forehand to check if its open. Location: Please check before going to make sure you are on the bus. There is only 1 bus per hour. Please take the JR Tokaido Line (local, rapid or special rapid service) from Kyoto Station to Ishiyama Station. From there take Teisan bus number 150 to the Miho Museum (820 yen single journey , 50 min). Payment can only be done CASH. You cant swap your transportation card. The bus departs from bus stop three and says Miho Museum in both English and Japanese on its sign. The bus arrives at the museum's reception building which contains the ticket desk, gift shop, and a small restaurant. Purchase your tickets here before making your way to the museum's entrance either on foot (ten minutes) or by free museum shuttle. I suggest to walk and you will enjoy and catch some fresh air. Restaurant: Delicious food but they serve no meat! Coming just before lunch time if you are in a hurry or to avoid long queues. Advise: Those who would like to take nice photos , avoid weekends and come on weekdays taking the first bus! There will be already some people who came by car or tour operator. If you come after 11 its very crowded.
  • The best timing to visit during cherry blossom...a very special journey for both architecture and masterpieces
  • This museum is so beautiful! Worth every second of driving up swervy roads.
Places to stay near Miho Museum

Plan your trip to Koka

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Miho Museum by other users

25 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 24 days in Japan, Taiwan & South Korea BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Tokyo, Kyoto & Osaka BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Suzuka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Hikone BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans