Understand Buddhist art’s deep impact on Japanese history and culture at Nara National Museum, nestled in a scenic park of Japan’s former capital city. The museum specializes on the development of various Buddhist styles and features an impressive collection of sculptures from the Asuka, Nara, Heian, and Kamakura periods, the most complete in the country. Set in a modern, Western-style, Meiji-period building, the museum also boasts a large collection of paintings, scrolls, calligraphy, sutras, mandalas, and masks, telling an informative story about Buddhism itself. Located in Nara Park, the museum lies a 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara station. With our online itinerary creator, Nara attractions like Nara National Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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$89 BOOK WITH VIATOR Nara Half-day Private Tour Osaka/Kyoto departure with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 6 hours
Nara National Museum reviews
I wasn;t sure if the admission (Y500) was worth the visit. It was, even though the New Museum was closed.The main building has amazing collection of statues of Kamakura, Nara, Heian Buddhas and...
I wasn;t sure if the admission (Y500) was worth the visit. It was, even though the New Museum was closed.The main building has amazing collection of statues of Kamakura, Nara, Heian Buddhas and... more »
Nara National Museum held special exhibitions periodically. Entry fee required but the artifacts displayed thereat were valuable. Worth the visit.
Nara National Museum held special exhibitions periodically. Entry fee required but the artifacts displayed thereat were valuable. Worth the visit. more »
There is a lot in this museum really, the place is pretty large. Wondering around each area is dedicated to specific topics / types of items. Its nice to walk around however to get into some areas there can sometimes be queues which can get quite long. So you may have to wait to see certain things.
Very informative museum. Explanations in English accompany the statues.
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