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Miho Museum, Koka
(4.6/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Although this is a little way out of Kyoto, I would highly recommend going to visit this architectural feat. What is amazing to see is how the museum has been built in and around, with total respect, ...  more »
  • It is a museum situated in the mountains maybe wonder where ever you go. However, arrives and there is established the modern reception building and forecourt will appear. Exhibition Hall of the Museum of fine arts on electric cars (cart) from there, about 5 minutes away. Staff and are uphill. Exhibition Hall is a beautiful building bathed with natural light design. Maharaja jewellery show we have seen. Special exhibitions and permanent collection, the exhibit has many impressive slowly and it takes about two hours. This is the second visit. I went to JAKUCHU's birds and flowering trees and shrubs depicting, under the tree game depicting the last time. Exhibition is often spectacular things. Could discount the JAF card when buying a ticket at the reception desk, so please ask.
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  • Is a beautiful Museum of Ishiyama station to bus 1 hour, in the mountain is from. What we are saying, not to mention the splendour of the works exhibited and was impressed by the delicious Café meal. Good hospitality in many ways, became the places you want to visit us again.
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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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