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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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  • Fall colors brillantly decorate the museum grounds and should intensify over the next few weeks, adding to the reasons why the Miho Museum is a 'must see'. In addition to stunning architecture, a beau...  more »
  • This museum was designed by the the architect I.M. Pei and is very beautiful and far more interesting than the exhibitions.. It is in the middle of nowhere so you need a good half day to go there. Whe...  more »
  • Goodness got to actually go to flamboyance and elegance is the jewel of India with a special exhibition of the dry mountain, is not transmitted in the poster.
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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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