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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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  • A fantastic museum designed by I.M. Pei who designed the Louvre pyramid entrance in Paris. I plan to return in March 2017. 
  • It takes a fair amount of planning to get to the Miho Museum, which is quite remote. By public transport, it takes 1:15 to get there from Kyoto by a combination of train and bus. The bus runs roughly ...  more »
  • This beautifully architecture museum is located in the midest of high mountains all covered with trees that looks great both autumn and spring.only about 1.15 h from Kyoto has a beautiful display of A...  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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