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Miho Museum, Koka

(4.6/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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 benefactor (and "cult" 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 artifacts from Asia and the Western world, including supposed elements of the lost Oxus Treasures, which were found in 1877 and vanished soon after, before resurfacing in Afghanistan in 1993. By using our Koka trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Miho Museum and other attractions in Koka.
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  • Jewelery display Has very interesting private collection Very interesting location lots of green buses leaving from kyoto Bilingual service  more »
  • You will visit the Miho Museum this year marks the 20th anniversary of the opening, every year more than once, but many times you visit, that impression fades away. Designed by I.M Pei Museum in fine bridges out of the tunnel, I feel the sense of authenticity, charm and verve. Glass door opens slowly up the stairs, not everyone is like. You can feel yourself with important guests invited to a different space. 見toremasu scratch panoramas inside and in front of the pine trees. The last Mughal Emperor and Maharaja jewel Qatar-Al Thani collection; Jewellery exhibition for the first time, which works beautifully, was how to exhibit. Unusual in the South and dry mountain exhibition, works out. Kenzan actually seen carrying food and significantly different and good. Miho Museum restaurant and tea room is consisting of Hideaki nature farming produce, as well as the delicious menu of the Michelin three-star. Though always different things to eat and think you know Poker will ask the fried noodles. Soba is also delicious! On-site (^-^) smile waiters were nice. Museum of art the best buildings and works of art, culinary and Museum welcomes you to heal yourself, is such a beautiful museum quality to be.
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  • I was attracted to visit Miho Museum as it was designed by I.M. Pei, a famous architect who designed Lourve and the Bank of China headquarters in Hong Kong. Miho site is described as similar as the pa...  more »
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  • Fantastic surroundings, fabulous building by I.M. Pei and a splendid collection valuebles of ancient times
  • Beathtakingly beautiful. And the approach through the tunnel is most dramatic. Incredible.
  • I was overwhelmed by this huge museum when I first visited. You cannot imagine such a exciting museum is hidden in the middle of nowhere.
  • Everything about it was the highest standard.
  • It is of my favorite museums. Only downside is ridicously bad favorite cafés? (laughs) it is. Variety is exceptionally nice.
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