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Miho Museum, Koka

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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. By using our Koka trip itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Miho Museum and other attractions in Koka.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Traffic slightly yesterday but absolute yes worth a closer look. Built by the Pei, I m ing the design plan is the Construction of a utopia because concepts, Bible after tunnel Construction is 驚 feature unique to those elements in place. Hotel hid is not too much or compound 雜, but there is a Mosaic spelling 貼 寶 is the town museum. To promote why is looking down on the floor to carpet, can see the degree of 細 Landis. Sell large Construction of honey-colored marble Construction and adoption of the light let art museum itself is a large Mai little.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Have visited a few times, but this time went by car. Outbound is via highway 307 from the intersections of route 422, Switzerland restaurant from kyoji bypass Otsu, near. Otorii via route 12 at home (as a bus route. Route No. 422 line-307, where route 12 is much improved in the Daido River Dam related construction, but still struggle to misunderstanding since I became widely recommended over the line) was at about 30 minutes from Kusatsu city.  Bus Ishiyama station (Minami-guchi bus stop) Teisan bus from 9 am until 2 pm in approximately 1 hour 1 book (current 8/2017) came out. Buy admission tickets at ticket office building with restaurant, go north from the parking lot. Discount in admission 1100 yen (8/2017) both the permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions are seen from there. Walking is just a few minutes ride across the tunnel and bridge to the exhibition hall, is 600 m electric vehicles as well. Cherry blossom season (see photo) was like moving through weeping silouhette, this summer tunnel of flowers even in cool do you.  Through the tunnel, cross the bridge and stunning is named Xanadu, stage settings. Exhibition building extends into the basement, indoor uniform pale yellow limestone material is clean and warm.  That drew a triangle reminiscent of the Louvre's pyramid-shaped roof of the exhibition hall, but is part pipe stainless steel skin is 6-8 pieces combined a geometric structure. Permanent exhibition 2000 years ago from the tertiary in the outcrop in komurcu area. South duonusos mosaics has been reproduced on the floor and overlooking the corridor on the ground floor may be even closer look good 見通sete whole.  If the city's exhibition of the North slowly saw plenty of tall people exhibit must look over slowly watch at close range can be excellent value deals. This time I also Pine View tea room (South building). Coffee jelly (espresso, 600 yen) is a three-layer, was very delicious with the balance cream with a rich coffee.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Located in Shiga Prefecture, is properly corrected the erroneous advice so good so corrects the Miho Museum is irrelevant and the MOA Museum of art in Atami. Both are common in the management mother's body that religious organizations have distinct religious groups, and has no relationship to each. Well, the kicker is, Miho Museum is abundant financial strength behind the largest works of art and artifacts, including statues of Buddha, ancient civilizations and ruins excavation of boasts. Four great civilizations, as well as become mainstay here is of the Buddha, Gandhara, Greek and Roman, and Japanese culture (certain age regardless of which comes, in General)? In the special exhibition is actively deal with contemporary culture. Also, where besides the Museum building in a famous reputation so please enjoy. More is just a short walk of the Boardwalk as from reception to the Museum of fine arts is famous course on tunnels and bridges, so you can enjoy it. Eating vegetables were cultivated by organic farming as used abundantly, and seemed to be sticking. Shigaraki famous Shigaraki ware is fit to visit what I think.
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  • April 27, 2017
    Wonderful place. Great museum with good collection. Well trained staff members are very helpful even they don't speak English but very friendly. Very nice place to visit. Such a clean and well organized place. 🌺🌺🌺👍
  • March 23, 2017
    Stunning museum designed by I. M. Pei located deep in a hill southeast of Kyoto in Shiga Prefecture. Walking through the tunnel towards the museum is dramatic with a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys. During the spring, the cherry blossoms on the path will make the walk even more scenic. The view from the geometric glass and steel structure of the main museum is so serene. There is Egyptian, Roman and Asian exhibits as well as the main and special exhibits changing seasonally. The access takes about an hour from Kyoto Station but make sure to check the bus hours as there is only one every hour there and back from Ishiyama Station.
  • April 17, 2017
    Should only go here only when cherry blossom. If cherry isn't blossom, you might consider the effort to get up this place isn't worth it. P.S. the cafe in main building only provide snack and drinks. If you look for a proper meal, the restaurant at the entrance has more option, even a nice bakery.
  • May 13, 2017
    A strange​ place... But a rich; beautifully designed museum. The collection is focused and beautiful. The exhibits interesting and the architecture breathtaking.
  • May 8, 2017
    Beautiful museum up in the mountains. The entire area is so peaceful and the exhibits are wonderful.

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