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Art Treasures Exhibited in Perfect Harmony with Nature


Artwork from ancient civilizations around the world in a museum designed by I. M. Pei


Nestled in the verdant mountains of Shiga Prefecture is the Miho Museum, a world-class art venue dubbed Shangri-La by its noted architect, I. M. Pei. Pass under elegant cherry trees, through a tunnel, and across a bridge that spans the forest to find an architectural marvel housing a trove of historical treasures.




The museum houses a rotating collection of 250 to 500 works, from a collection of nearly 3,000 masterpieces of religious art, paintings, ceramics, lacquerware, and more from Japan, East/South Asia, and Western civilization. It was designed so that the exhibits and the structure itself coexist with the idyllic mountain setting. Enjoy a meal prepared with naturally grown ingredients, then go for a walk on the stunning museum grounds and take in nature in all its splendor.

Access: From Shin-Osaka Station, take a limited express train to Kyoto Station (about 25 minutes), transfer to the Tokaido-Sanyo Line to Ishiyama Station (about 15 minutes), then take the Teisan Konan bus to the Momodaniguchi stop (about 45 minutes) and walk 10 minutes to the museum.






300 Momodani, Tashiro Shigaraki-cho, Koka-shi, Shiga-ken


Approx. 1 hour 30 minutes or more




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