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Nara National Museum

50 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7771
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Very good place

This museum is so good But when I went to this place There are only Japanese Why ? I recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
rika k
via mobile
Spectacular collection of Buddha statues

The main collection of Nara National Museum has an amazing collection of ancient Buddha statues and... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Vancouver, Canada
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50 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7771

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is so good But when I went to this place There are only Japanese Why ? I recommend this museum You can enjoy Japanese culture especially about buddhism If you go to Nara Please try this museum

Thank rika k
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The main collection of Nara National Museum has an amazing collection of ancient Buddha statues and other Buddhist artifacts. If you are really into the history you could spend a day there. We spent less than an hour. That gave us a good overview. The...More

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 26 May 2017

His Buddhist statues were all carved from wood with many overlaid with gold. Amazing that so many have survived. Quite detailed and creative.

1  Thank Cal_Travel_Lover
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Prior to visit to Nara Park, we also paid visit to the National Museum with exhibitions on Japanese Buddhism. It was an impressive collection particularly with the help of audio guide explanation all the way round.

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If in Nara park, take the time (30 min max) to see the treaures inside the musuem. I was fortunate to be there when an extensive collection of Kai Kei was on exhibit. So well worth the entry.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 14 April 2017

There are 2 exhibitions during our visit, one of the permanent another of the Special Kaiken Exhibition. The permanent one showcases lots of buddha statues since the 7th century. The Special Kaiken Exhibition will leave you in awe. His works are amazing with the details...More

1  Thank tinglebellz
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very impressive collection and display. Highly recommend renting Audio guide which was concise and informative.

Thank Yalitan
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We ended up spending hours in this museum reading all the information and exploring buddhism to a level we had never experienced before. Good activity, but no photos allowed inside.

Thank Bianca S
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were awed by the different statues of Buddhism Culture. So many were displayed. II wrote them down so I can google them after. Awesome!

Thank Ferry A
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Unless you're very into Japanese history, or there's a special exhibition, but for an average tourist, this museum is quite boring. With entrance fee of ¥1100 this is a waste of my money and time.

2  Thank Maria M
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5 December 2016|
Response from Ferry A | Reviewed this property |
Yes . the museum is now open. The exhibits were Buddhism artifacts when we were there. Very interesting!