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The 72nd Annual Exhibition of Shoso-in Treasures

Explore various pieces from Tōdai-ji's treasure house

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Nara National Museum When: Oct 24th - Nov 9th 2020, 9:00am - 6:00pm

The Shoso-in is the treasure house of Nara's Todai-ji Temple, and the 72nd Annual Exhibition of Shoso-in Treasures exhibition at the Nara National Museum allows visitors to enjoy some of these pieces up close. The treasures on display will include the likes of musical instruments, furnishings and decorations, dyed textiles, documents, and sutras.

There will also be a number of medicines on display, specifically those dedicated to Todaiji Temple from Empress Komyō to share with the sick in the Nara period.

Adult admission to the special exhibition is priced at 2,000 yen.

Getting there

The Nara National Museum is located approximately ten minutes on foot from the Kintetsu Nara Station, served by the Kintetsu Railway's Nara Line.

For those who plan to drive, take the Tenri Interchange from the Nishi–Meihan Expressway. Head onto Route 169, and travel north for about 15 minutes. The museum doesn't have a dedicated parking lot, but there are a number of paid parking lots in the surrounding streets.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
When ticket costs about 2000 yen, I always hesitate. :)
Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
Maybe it's because of covid-19. Before there was no need of reservation, but now it's almost in every popular museum of Japan. For a traveller like me the reservation for a certain day and time is difficult as mostly I have to search for places.