Nara National Museum

Museum / Science Museum
This is a museum which opened in Nara City in 1895. The “Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall (in the main building)” which was designed by the court architect, Katayama Tokuma is a Western-style architectural structure from the Meiji period and has been designated as an Important Cultural Property. There are four exhibition halls in the museum, with the museum’s collection focusing on Japanese Buddhist art from the Asuka period up until the Kamakura period. In addition, a great number of National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties are among the artifacts held and exhibited at the museum. The museum is famous for opening an exhibition of “Shosoin-ten” (Exhibition of Shosoin Treasures) in Autumn every year.

Spot details

Address
Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 50
Phone
05055428600
Hours
9:30-17:00 (Admission is 30 minutes closing)
Closed
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), 12/28-1/1
Fees
[Admission fee]General700yen, University student 350yen
Parking Lot
Not available
※If you have difficulty walking, please consult with the hotel staff.
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
* Due to the influence of Corona, admission from the slop is currently suspended.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • 明治35年の建物で国の重要文化財
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.04.03
    国立博物館に所属する建物で現在は仏教美術資料センターの名称になっていますが、文化財としての名称は旧奈良県物産陳列所で国の重要文化財に指定されている建物です。竣工は明治35年。外観を眺めるだけでも、ちょうど咲いた桜がとてもきれいでした。
  • 外観のみ見られました
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.08.07
    「旧奈良県物産陳列所」の建物が奈良国立博物館の研究施設として使われているそうです。外構の外から外観のみ見ることができましたがカッコイイ建物でした。

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