Nara National Museum

A national museum with more than 120 years of history.

At Nara National Museum, visitors are able to enjoy gazing upon numerous national treasures and important cultural properties centered on Buddhist art. One of the exhibition halls, “Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall”, is a European-style building representing the middle of the Meiji era, and has been designated as an important cultural asset. It is one of the leading Buddha statue exhibition facilities in Japan where nearly 100 Buddhist statues can be viewed at any time. Special exhibitions, such as paintings and writings, archeology, and crafts, are held in the new wing from time to time. There are museum shops and restaurants that sell original goods located in the underground corridor.


50 Noborioji-cho, Nara, 630-8213
15-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station
Right in front of Himuro Jinja/Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan bus stop on the Nara Kotsu City Loop Bus
9:30 - 17:00 (last entry 16:30)
Friday and Saturday 9:30-20:00 (last entry 19:30)
*For the most up-to-date information, please visit the website listed.
Monday (following day when Monday is a public holiday)
Adult 700 yen
University student 350 yen
High school student and below free
Seniors over 70 years old, disabled certificate holders and accompanying caretaker free
*Admission for Special Exhibition varies by exhibitions