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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. Our Koka itinerary site makes visiting Miho Museum and other Koka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Regardless of the Hiroshi East and West, lined up in the treasure. Healing space surrounded by curious architectural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. It was crowded restaurant is located at the entrance, but tasty soba noodles than pasta. Souvenirs on croissants and chocolate is also superb.
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  • (Note opening time) is a head temple cycling has held exhibitions of interest and location. Approach through the reception building and exhibition space is nice and wonderful seasonal views. Reception building have takeout sales of restaurants and a little bread, otherwise it can raise food at a little distance. That's why I said that views can be seen.
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  • Just to catch up on the 20 anniversary of the 2017-year opening of the special exhibition, I am fortunate to be able to participate. 1.JR Stone Hill Station to take the bus 1 hours to the car, the crowd is more advice to queue up early, the car to pay now. 2. Recommend renting a navigation ear, in addition to the exhibits, the building itself is also a detailed introduction, the walls of the floor window in the hall of the long chairs are wonderful, especially when the refute car, such as playing music, no navigation is easy to ignore. 3. Staff members are very enthusiastic recommended, if the restaurant in the restaurant, tofu must point! Hokkaido has a machine beans + spring made from, beans fragrant and excellent taste, and Taiwan's very different! It's so delicious ~ 4. To go back to the restaurant and the museum's electric pick up refute car for free, you can go uphill and take a walk down the hill is not wrong.
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  • A tranquil place. Very nice vegetarian food made with local produce. The museum is beautifully built. Well worth the long drive.
  • stunning mountainside views and outstanding collection displayed in I.M. Pei building. The Peach Valley restaurant has several vegan or veg friendly options, featuring only organic and biodynamic products, at very reasonable prices. Exhibitions vary, so check website before making the trip. Directions: take JR Biwako line from Kyoto station to Ishiyama , then bus 150. Or, take Tozai subway from Kyoto to Yamashina, transfer to JR Biwako line for Ishiyama, then Bus 150. Bus is cash only , 820JPY.
  • Created by IM Pei, the Miho Museum is located in the middle of the beautiful Shigaraki Mountains just outside Kyoto. It is quite literally intended to be a paradise on Earth, and it worked for me; it is my favorite museum in the world from its architecture to the master pieces presented inside. The museum's collection features over 2,000 works of art, with the North wing housing temporary exhibitions devoted to elements of the Japanese aesthetic and the South wing presenting pieces of the Sassanian, Persian, Egyptian, Roman and Chinese Empires. One of the most notable items in its possession is a Second Century AD standing Buddha from Pakistan, which is one of the largest surviving of its kind.
  • Interesting building and great surrounding. The exhibition not great.
  • 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. 🌺🌺🌺👍

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