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Todaiji Museum東大寺ミュージアム

Art Museum

A museum situated inside the Todaiji Culture Center in Nara City, Nara Prefecture which preserves and displays the treasures of the Todaiji Temple. Through designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, you can learn about the history of the Todaiji and the thinking of the people involved in the temple since its founding, as well as the significance of the Todaiji temple itself. The museum displays a variety of sculptures, calligraphy works, and handicrafts by era, including Nikko and Gakko Bosatsu Ritsuzo (standing statues of Suryaprabha and Candraprabha), designated National Treasures; and an Important Cultural Property-designated Senju Kannon Bosatsu standing figure of a thousand-armed Kannon. The museum also holds special exhibitions.

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place Nara Pref. Narashi Suimonchou 100
phone 0742205511



Nara Pref. Narashi Suimonchou 100 [map]



[Apr.-Oct.] 9:30-17:30
[Nov.-Mar.] 9:30-17:00
※ Admission until 30 minutes ago
open everyday(There may be days when the facility is closed.)
[Admission fee]
Adults (college student or more) 600yen
High School Students 600yen
Junior High School Students 600yen
Elementary School Students 300yen

[Daibutsu/Museum common ticket]
Adults (Junior High School Students and above) 1000yen
Elementary School Students 400yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available (museum shop only)
The Todaiji Museum will close from Monday 16th (Monday) to September 14th (Friday)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of “traditional Japan.” The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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