Nara National Museum
Outline of Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum is located in Nara Park where there are also some famous temples such as Todaiji Temple and Kohukuji. It has presented Buddhist art and also dedicated to spreading it through speeches and publicity.
It is dedicated to Buddhist art and is divided into two wings. The gallery on the west side contains a refined collection of Buddha statues, while the new gallery on the east side exhibits sculpture, painting and calligraphy. The collection of paintings and calligraphy is changed every month.
The “Shosoin” exhibition is held in autumn every year in this museum. Shosoin is a wooden warehouse with raised floor which belongs to Todaiji Temple. It was constructed in the 8th century and have kept more than 9,000 treasures of Japan and also from foreign countries. But they show only about 70 items each year.
Kintetsu-Nara or JR-Nara station, or Himurojinja-Kokuritsuhakubutsukan bus stop
Adult 700 yen, College student 350 yen, free under high school
From 9:30 to 17:00 (20:00 on Friday and Saturday. Last entry: 30 minutes before closing time)
Closed on Mondays