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Art Museum

This unique design of this art museum in Koka City, Shiga was created by famous architect, I. M. Pei who was also responsible for designing the glass pyramid at the Musee de Louvre. Built to evoke the image of Shangri-La, 80% of the building is underground allowing it to assimilate into the beautiful natural surroundings. Over 3,000 pieces of art are on display in four exhibition rooms which cover Egypt, Western-Asia, Southern-Asia, and the Western Regions of China and special themed exhibits are also held. * The museum is closed for the winter until March 20th, 2019.

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place Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichoutashiro Momotani 300
phone 0748823411

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Reviewed:2018/11/19 Pretty Architecture But...
The architecture of this museum is of course gorgeous as it was designed by IM Pei but the museum itself is quite small. I was shocked to see that the largest exhibits were Chinese art. I would have...
Reviewed:2018/11/12 ONE OF A KIND MUSEUM
This museum complex which was conceived by I M PEI, famous for so many projects around the world achieved his purpose. A museum that is 80% underground with that part visual blending into the...
Reviewed:2018/10/23 Amazing day for architecture and ancient treasures
The Miho Museum is an amazing day trip from Kyoto. Go for the building, landscape and the treasures inside. We took the train 3 stops from Kyoto and then the 150 bus. The bus is cash only:bring 840...



Shiga Pref. Koukashi Shigarakichoutashiro Momotani 300 [map]



10:00-17:00 (until 16:00)
Monday (Next Weekday for Public holiday) ※ Spring/Summer/Autumn/Season Opening
[Admission fee] Adults1100yen, Senior High Student 800 Yen, Elementary and Secondary Student 300 Yen
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Shiga Main Areas


Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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