Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Nara National Museum ならこくりつはくぶつかん

Nara National Museum ならこくりつはくぶつかん

With a plethora of remarkable Buddhist sculptures, paintings, and other artwork, the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall contains close to 100 buddhist sculptures that are on permanent display. Special exhibitions are held three times a year in the museums's new hall.

Basic Information

Address 50 Noborioji-cho, Nara 630-8213
Access 15 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station , walking east along Nobori-oji Road. Accessible by bus from both JR Nara Station and Kintetsu Nara Station on the City Outer Loop Bus (Number 2); Right in front of "Himuro-jinja/Kokuritsu Hakubutsu-kan" bus stop.
Inquiries NTT Hello Dial: +81-50-5542-8600
Barrier Free Accessibility Restrooms
Website Official Websitehttps://www.narahaku.go.jp/english/
Closed on ・Mondays (Or the following day on weeks in which Monday is a public holiday. In cases of consecutive holidays, the museum remains open and closes the day after they end.)
・December 28 - January 1
Parking Not available

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) Special Exhibitions of famous pieces, Special Collections
Adults: 520 yen
University Students: 260 yen
High School Students: Free
Middle School Students: Free
Elementary School Students: Free

Special Exhibitions & Collaborative Exhibitions entry fees will vary depending on the event.
Price (Group) Special Exhibitions of famous pieces, Special Collections
Adults: 410 yen
University Students: 210 yen
High School Students: Free
Junior High School Students: Free
Elementary School Students: Free

Special & joint exhibition entrance fees will be determined at the time they are held.
Discount for Disabled Visitors Free entry (for the visitors with disabilities and the same number of guardians/companions) upon presentation of Nara citizens with disabilities booklet, rehabilitation booklet, or mental disability health & welfare booklet.
Senior Discount Free entry for visitors aged 70 years of older. (Proof of age is requried) *Does not apply to special exhibitions
Hours of Operation 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)


Events Special Exhibition of the Treasures of Shoso-in Temple: Late-October-Early November (Planned dates)


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Tengyokudoh Kintetsu Nara Ekiten


Tengyokudoh Nara Honten


Nara Okuyama Driveway – Toll road leading to the summit of Mt. Wakakusa

Zoushi-cho - Byakugoji-cho, Nara City

Kasugataisha Shrine

160 Kasugano-cho, Nara City 630-8212

Nearby Accommodation



Noborioji Hotel Nara

40-1 Noborioji-cho, Nara-city, Nara

Hotel Obana

〒630-8301 奈良市高畑町1110


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