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Nara National Museum

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Myself studying Shinto found this very interesting from a cultural point of view. Some great... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Warner L
Pasadena, California
Museum with national treasures

We have visited Nara in early Nov and during the day when we went to Nara Park, there was a special... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
Hong Kong, China
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50 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Myself studying Shinto found this very interesting from a cultural point of view. Some great historical items are on display showing both a growth of buddhism in Japan though holding onto its root traditions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We have visited Nara in early Nov and during the day when we went to Nara Park, there was a special exhibition display in the museum. Thus there were lots of people crowding there, some queued up waiting for entry and others strolled around to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Normally, I'd say if you want to know about a country's culture, go visit its National Museum, However in Japan, that rational doesn't work because most of the 'treasures' are still in the private hands of the temples and provide a vital source of income...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank petertaylor57
Reviewed 5 September 2018

It was a good selection of artefacts in regards to the area which is nice as most local musuems have a minnimum amount of local artefacts

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank leileireid
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The Nara park is full of friendly deer. The Nara Museum is in the Park and a cool break from the warm weather in May. Buy a ticket and enjoy the displays.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DonaldandMolly
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Nara National Museum is located halfway between Nara JR Station and Todai-ji Temple. The old and new complex buildings are opened to public upon the payment of fee. As there are many nice artifacts displayed inside, it is considered worthwhile to have a look inside...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, some time should be allocated to visit this museum when visiting Nara as it has a very good collection of exhibits.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Nara National Museum is a complex of old and newer buildings set on the edge of Nara Park. There are some permanent exhibitions of national treasures and temporary specialist exhibitions. It is a very well organised site, easy to get around, and full of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 7 April 2018

good to take a look there since all scenery place in nara are around but you have to check the time table so that you can be sure the things that you want to look is available.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Maggie C
Reviewed 1 April 2018

This museum is kept fresh by the depth of its collection and the many Temples that exhibit here. It has an excellent system of Museum Staff that are knowledgeable about the artifacts. The exhibits change regularly so be sure to look at the flyers at...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Response from Ferry A | Reviewed this property |
Yes . the museum is now open. The exhibits were Buddhism artifacts when we were there. Very interesting!