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48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After extensive travels throughout Asia over a two-week period, we were a little tired of museums, all of which began to look the same. But this one was different, FINALLY! An enormous thousand-armed Kannon serves as the centerpiece of the museum. The eight Devas and...More

Thank WilliamWillieWilson
Reviewed 19 May 2018

it was a nice and sunny day when we went. there was a big statue inside this hall and we went for a little stroll around the backside and were greeted by most beautiful bamboo forests. it was most gorgeous.

Thank Pulkita P
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This museum is world class and features some stunning and pretty ancient artifacts from Japans early years. Features of statues of gods and deities are really stunningly displayed, in a manner that is reverent and informative to all visitors. An excellent museum with good standard...More

Thank farmviewavenue
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I was at a scientific meeting in Nara, and we were walked through this collection one morning. Nara Park has many cultural centres, pagodas, halls and so on. Kohfukuji was founded in the eighth year of the reign of Emperor Tenji (669 CE). Surprisingly so...More

1  Thank beardedchemist
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

No photography, even of icons asking you to be quiet! Rude staff loudly told me to delete the picture, even when he could see it was just an icon asking for quiet. I think he missed the point of the icon. Very little background info...More

Thank DavidinLondon
Reviewed 14 January 2018

We just found this temple where tourists are heading to while walking around the Deer Park from the Todai-ji Temple then the National Museum to here. There's a 5-story pagoda considered to be Japan's second tallest.

Thank ECLadines
Reviewed 20 May 2017

On my second visit to this museum I was still amazed by the outstanding Buddhist relics I saw before me. The statues were beautifully sculpted and it inspires reverence of those who made them. This is one of the places that I recommend for those...More

Thank joikamiru
Reviewed 27 October 2016

You get a brief history Nara and some other Japanese treasure related things by visiting this museum. As expected, the interior was very clean and well maintained. You can also get souvenirs upon exiting the museum.

Thank AntonioRyan
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Not my favourite place to see in Nara but worth a look on the way past the station. The architecture was nice and the small museum hosted some great examples of Japanese wood sculptures.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had the pleasure of seeing the museum in a private tour group and one of the pastors himself told us a little bit of the history of the place - it was very interesting.

Thank GeryP
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