For half a century, Irie Taikichi photographed the scenes and Buddhist treasures of Nara. When he gifted his entire collection to the city of Nara, this museum was designed by Kisho Kurokawa to house and display his works. The works of Irie Taikichi form the centerpiece of the exhibitions here, but other photographers and artists are frequently featured. Some works are even set up for viewing on high definition TVs.
|Address||600-1 Takabatake-cho, Nara 630-8301|
|Access||JR Nara Station, Kintetsu Nara Station: 10 minute walk from "Wariishi-cho" bus stop on city loop bus|
|Inquiries||Tel: +81-742-22-9811 / Fax: +81-742-22-9722|
|Barrier Free Accessibility||Slopes, elevators, restrooms. 3 wheelchairs are available for use.|
|Website||Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City Official Websitehttp://naracmp.jp/|
|Closed on||Mondays (When Monday falls on a national holiday, closed on the next closest weekday), the day after a national holiday (when that day is a weekday), December 27th-January 3rd, during periods when exhibitions are being replaced.|
|Parking||Space for 39 cars. Parking Fee: Free for first hour. After first hour, 300 yen per hour (Up to 900 yen).|
|Price (Individual)||Adults: 500 yen
University Students: 200 yen
High School Students: 200 yen
Middle School Students: 100 yen
Elementary School Students: 100 yen
|Price (Group)||Adults: 400 yen
University Students: 160 yen
High School Students: 160 yen
Middle School Students: 80 yen
Elementary School Students: 80 yen
Group prices apply to groups of 20 or more.
|Discount for Disabled Visitors||Free entry (for the visitor with a disability and up to one guardian/companion) upon presentation of Nara citizens with disabilities booklet, rehabilitation booklet, or mental disability health & welfare booklet.|
|Senior Discount||Residents of Nara City aged 70 or above may enter for free.|
|Other||Free entry for elementary, junior high, and high school students every Saturday.
Audio Information: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 2:00 p.m. Explanations of artifacts will be given by curators.
|Hours of Operation||9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)|