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Koyasan Reihokan Museum (高野山霊宝館)


Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum

This facility preserves and displays invaluable Buddhist imagery and paintings from temples on Mt. Koya, such as the Kongobu-ji temple, the head temple of Shingon Buddhism. Opened in 1921, the museum's collection currently includes some 28 thousand important works of art, including 21 National Treasures, 143 Important Cultural Properties, and 16 Wakayama Prefecturally Designated Cultural Properties. During the extremely popular Great Treasure Hall Exhibition in summer, the museum displays the Eight Great Youths, a sculpture designated a National Treasure that was carved by Unkei, the greatest Buddhist imagery maker of the Kamakura period.


Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 306 (Mt. KoyaArea)

phone 0736562029

[May-Oct.]8:30-17:30(Latest entry17:00)
[Nov.-Apr.]8:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Koyasan Reihokan Museum

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Reviewed:2020/02/22 Heian and Kamakura statues you wont see anywhere else
Koyasan recently celebrated it 1200th anniversary, and some of the treasures in this museum are that old, loaned from some of the 100 monasteries on this mountain. The museum is small and so displays...
Reviewed:2020/01/27 ok
A small museum composed of 2 rooms with statues and another couple of rooms with early Kamakura/Heisan scrolls. The statues are impressive but unfortunately the museum could not be bothered with...
Reviewed:2020/01/06 When its raining...
If you are into Japanese statues of warriors, paintings of monks and similar items, then fine, but otherwise this is a modest museum more suited to art enthusiasts.

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 306 [map]
Mt. KoyaArea
[May-Oct.]8:30-17:30(Latest entry17:00)
[Nov.-Apr.]8:30-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
New Year's Holiday, may be temporarily closed
[Admission fee to worship]
[General] 1,300yen
[High School Students/University Students] 800yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 600yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (There are stairs at the time of admission, there is a wheelchair in the hall)
Infant friendly

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          Wakayama Areas


          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.