Nara National Museum, Nara

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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. With our online itinerary creator, Nara attractions like Nara National Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • In conjunction with the almost taste on weekdays, but very good weather, noonish I watched 69 exhibition of shōsōin treasures. It was a little less has been seen and is an annual, so today I come to. So with that said, many people a long time!. It is also scheduled, next year and look around.
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  • It is a museum located in Nara Park. At dusk, because the looks we didn't is, is a Western-style building. Just turn very crowded this time of year, the venue of the exhibition of shōsōin treasures goes to 17 o'clock. Still the hotel had many people. Personally 響kimasenn the exhibition of shōsōin treasures so much then, but like ancient Romans who would be best of all.
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  • I think any extract from the photo collection of real color to none. So probably wouldn't be disappointed go every year because the same thing is seen 10 years in relation to conservation. Through the Silk Road propagated to Japan arts and crafts were beautiful, and can spend valuable time full immersion in the romance of history. I wanted to go again next year. Like Buddha, take a look at old main building. You will surely enjoy. After unkei exhibition of Tokyo National Museum, Nara National Museum of ornamental in a row. It is very happy. Recommended
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  • Should be renamed the Nara Buddhism museam instead. Stay away unless you have a strong interest in Buddhism. Full of the same colourless statues and barely different poses. The audio guide is not useful for those without a Buddhist background. And be aware that the delicious pancakes sell out by 3.
  • An amazing look into the Buddhist history of Japan with many artefacts going as far back as the 8th century. Worth the price of entrance (especially if you are a university student).
  • the cafe serves excellent pancakes, i'm a pancake aficionado and has tasted pancakes across Osaka. the pancake served in this humble cafe beats it all, hands down.
  • A free bucks to go in. Nice museum with friendly locals who are out for your lunch :)
  • The Buddhist sculpture gallery is superb as long as you appreciate Buddhist sculpture.

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The historic city of Nara has a welcome number of accommodations for an urban area of its importance and popularity. Close to the main train station stand the main high-rise hotels in the city, all towering over the commercial and modern district that greets train travelers on arrival. To the east, things get a little more luxurious, with hotels close to Nara Park particularly well-appointed and rich in additional facilities. Standard hotels stand in a cluster to the southeast of the old palace ruins, while a number of pleasant, no-frills guesthouses can be found in the residential suburbs.
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