Gain entry to both wings of the Nara National Museum with this pre-booked admission ticket. The museum holds a permanent collection of Japanese Buddhist art, including paintings, sculptures, and ceremonial objects. A modern wing, connected to the original building by an underground passage, also hosts temporary exhibits of art from nearby temples and shrines.
Your admission ticket grants access to both wings of the Nara National Museum. The museum is situated on the eastern end of Nara Park—one of Japan’s oldest public parks—near Himuro Shrine. It’s also right next to the National Museum bust stop, about a 15-minute walk from the Kintetsu-Nara train station or 20 minutes from JR Nara Station. Skip the ticket line and head into the museum’s original wing, built in 1889. Check out the permanent collection of primarily Japanese Buddhist art. Afterward, you can reach the modern wing, which houses more of the permanent collection plus temporary exhibits, from above ground or along an underground passage. Visitors in autumn get a chance to see the annual exhibition of works from the Todaiji Temple, home of one of the world’s largest bronze Buddha statues. After you’re done, you’re free to explore Nara Park, with its shrines and deer-traversed walking paths.nearby temples and shrines.