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Nara National Museum, Nara
(4.2/5 based on 240+ 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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  • Also this year after surgery was hospitalized in shoso-in exhibition go? Hear... absolute and worked hard. In the long hours admission every year, so that in the evening, I had come was inspiring. Why old people came up with such a thing was showing through the lacquer lacquer Hu bottles this year, I'm impressed with would be eager to come again next year and no matter how hard it seemed.
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  • I went and bought the Museum Passport this year. No lines so I went to 3:30 after you have recovered. I was surprised that are stored in clean colours. At the walk, such as todaiji, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, so good.
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  • I went to see the exhibition of shōsōin treasures. Is a fantastic experience of shoso-in treasures, but next to a new Buddhist Pavilion, old main building was beautiful stuff. Volumes of exhibits and a good content, from the Museum Shop, I thought it out to the side, you are correct. I also take a look at if you have enough time, so you can see if you have tickets in the main is recommended.
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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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