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  • Nara Buddhist Sculpture H all

    Exhibition from the Perm

    anent Collection M

    asterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture

    Important Cultural Property: Standing Amida Nyorai (Semi-clothed form) [Skt: Amitābha], Jōdo-ji Temple, Hyōgo Prefecture


  • 奈良国立博物館

    Room No.6

    East entrance

    �e renovated Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall reopened in the spring of 2016. �e building, completed in 1894 (Meiji 27), was designated an Important Cultural Property as representative of Western-style architecture from the Meiji era. In the 120 years since its opening, the hall has continuously functioned as an exhibition space. It was formerly employed for special exhibitions, but since 2000 (Heisei 12), it has been devoted to sculpture. Here, one can regularly view approximately 100 works of Japanese sculpture chie�y from the Asuka to Kamakura periods, as well as works from China and the Korean peninsula. To call the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall a treasure trove of Buddhist sculpture from not only Japan but also the world would be no exaggeration. �e museum has made every e�ort to make the exhibits easier to see: larger-than-life-sized statues are no longer kept behind glass but are now close at hand, and when glass cases have been used for Buddhist sculpture, the glass is a hyper-translucent variety coated in a non-re�ective �lm. �e new lighting also features the latest technology and �xtures. We hope that as many people as possible will visit the museum and experience the attraction and feel the presence of the Buddhist statues preserved here.

    �Hours 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (last admission at 4:30 PM)

    9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (last admission at 7:30 PM) On Fridays and Saturdays Museum hours may be extended on other days not mentioned above under special circumstances.

    �Holidays Closed on Mondays (When Monday falls on a national holiday, the museum stays open and is closed on the following Tuesday. �e museum remains open during consecutive holidays and is closed the day a�er the holidays.) and January 1 �e museum calendar is subject to change.

    �Admission Fees for Exhibitions from the Permanent Collection

    A group must consist of at least 20 people led by a group leader. Free entry for disabled certificate holders and one accompanying caretaker (upon presenting the certificate). Free entry for people aged 70 years or more (Proof of age is necessary).

    Various discounts Discount with Accompanying Children Visitors accompanying children (junior high school and below) can be admitted at the group admission rate. Late Hours Discount Visitors who arrive after 5:00 PM on days with extended hours during winter vacation (December and January) and summer vacation (July and August) can be admitted at the group admission rate. Special Discount on the “Married Couples’ Day” The museum offers a discount on “Married Couples’ Day,” which falls on the 22nd of each month (excluding closed days). A 50% discount on the general admission fee is offered to married couples visiting the museum on this day. In addition, on November 22, married couples can enter the museum free of charge. (The date “22” can be read fūfu which is also the pronunciation of the Japanese word for husband and wife.) * Please inform us that you are visiting as a couple at the ticket booth. * Multiple discounts cannot be combined.

    �FREE ADMISSION DAYS (Permanent Collection Only)

    �e day of Setsubun: February 3; Children’s Day: May 5 (every year); International Museum Day: May 18 (every year); Respect for the Aged Day: September 18; Kansai Culture Day: November 19, 20; �e day of the Onmatsuri Owatarishiki ceremony: December 17

    Individual Group Discount / With Accompanying Children

    General Admission

    College Students

    High School and Below

    520 yen 260 yen Free

    410 yen 210 yen Free

    50 Noboriōji-chō, Nara 630-8213 Japan (Hello Dial) 050-5542-8600 (from within Japan) +(81) 50-5542-8600 (from outside Japan)

    Ritual Bronzes Gallery Chinese Ancient Ritual Bronzes: Nara National Museum’s Sakamoto Collection

    �e museum’s Sakamoto Collection is housed in separate wing connected by a corridor to the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall. On display are over 200 carefully selected ancient Chinese ritual bronzes from the collection that was donated to the museum by the art collector Sakamoto Gorō.

    1 Important Cultural Property: Standing Senju Kannon (Thousand-armed Avalokiteśvara), Onjō-ji Temple, Shiga Prefecture

    2 Seated Amida Nyorai [Skt: Amitābha] with Ornamental Crown, Anrakuju-in Temple, Kyoto Prefecture

    3 Standing Bishamonten [Skt: Vaiśravaṇa], Nara National Museum

    4 Important Cultural Property: Standing Bodhisattva [Jpn: Bosatsu], Kinryū-ji Temple, Nara Prefecture

    5 Standing Zaō Gongen, Nara National Museum

    Im portant Cultural Property:

    W ine vase, You, with Phenix

    design, Nara National M useum

    Transportation: From Kintetsu Nara Station, walk eastward for roughly 15 minutes along Noboriōji Street or board the City Loop Bus (No. 2) from JR Nara Station or Kintetsu Nara Station, and alight at the Himuro Jinja & Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan bus stop.


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    Kintetsu Nara Station

    Tōdai-ji Temple

    Kasuga- taisha Shrine

    Kōfuku-ji Temple

    Himuro-jinja Shrine

    Nara National Museum