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Koyasan Reihokan Museum高野山霊宝館

Museum / Science 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

phone 0736562029

[May-Oct.] 8:30-17:30
[Nov.-Apr.] 8:30-17:00
※ admission is closed 30 minutes closing time

Review of Koyasan Reihokan Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/31 Just can't compete with the rest of Koyasan
While visiting the Koyasan complex, we decided to visit the museum to learn a bit more fo the context of the complex, as well as see some highly recommended statues, we were slightly disappointed...
Reviewed:2018/10/04 Good museum if you have time
We stopped here during a visit to Koysan. This small museum has some very lovely pieces and offers a brochure in English but the English explanations with the pieces are extremely brief making it...
Reviewed:2018/07/31 extensive artefacts about buddhidm ,displaying here
this is a must place to visit for astonishing with arts,painting about Mandala, buddhist deities, ritual equippments .it took time without borefom. the garden outdide the museum is also wonderful.

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Wakayama Pref. Itogunkouyachou Kouyasan 306 [map]



[May-Oct.] 8:30-17:30
[Nov.-Apr.] 8:30-17:00
※ admission is closed 30 minutes closing time
New Year's Holiday, may be closed temporarily
[Admission fee to worship] General 600yen, High School Student 350yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 250yen
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Available 20spaces
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          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.

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