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Nara National Museum, Nara

(4.2/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Understand Buddhist art’s deep impact on Japanese history and culture at Nara National Museum, nestled in a scenic park of Japan’s former capital city. The museum specializes on the development of various Buddhist styles and features an impressive collection of sculptures from the Asuka, Nara, Heian, and Kamakura periods, the most complete in the country. Set in a modern, Western-style, Meiji-period building, the museum also boasts a large collection of paintings, scrolls, calligraphy, sutras, mandalas, and masks, telling an informative story about Buddhism itself. Located in Nara Park, the museum lies a 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara station. Use our Nara vacation planner to visit Nara National Museum on your trip to Nara, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • National treasures and important cultural properties in this?! So it can be enjoyed. Easy-to-understand's impressive statues. Approaches in force in Greece-Roman sculpture of the d'Orsay in Paris.
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  • The general commentary show each exhibit, but too technical too, I like the "so what", wasn't quite sure how interested. Have you ever been to the museums of Russia and Europe, but was more interesting commentary.
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  • It is a National Museum of Japan 3. Kasuga Taisha Shrine, todaiji temple to close at tourist offices. The exhibition of shōsōin treasures, once very popular with long queues.
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  • Fine museum, maybe a little small
  • Great museum, the history of this building and unusual architecture for this area is a story in itself.
  • 資料が膨大で見るのに時間がかかる
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  • From 10/22 till 11/7 held 68 exhibition of shōsōin treasures. 64 treasures and manuscripts, 9 is premiered. Adult 1,100 yen admission fee at the permanent exhibition (if the Buddha Museum and bronze Museum) also can be enjoyed.
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