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Miho Museum, Koka

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Designed by world-renowned architect I. M. Pei, Miho Museum houses a collection of rare and ancient artwork nestled in the mountains. Commissioned by wealthy philanthropist (and religious leader) Mihoko Koyama for her private collection, the building largely lies underground--carved into the rocky mountainside and covered with a steel-and-glass roof. Enter by traversing an unusual cable bridge and walking through a shining tunnel. Inside, observe a variety of artifacts from Asia and the Western world. Our Koka itinerary site makes visiting Miho Museum and other Koka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • This is a museum designed by a famous architect I.M Pei who is known as an architect of a glass pyramid of Louvre Museum. A wide variety of exhibits was displayed, orient to occident and ancient to...  more »
  • Opened in 1997 amid the abundant natural beauty of the mountains of Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture. The museum was designed by architect I.M. Pei, who is renowned for works such as the glass pyramid at.....  more »
  • A great day trip from Kyoto. It's a bit long to reach there (1h30 from Kyoto Station) but worth it. Clear direction on their website for access. The bus costs 820¥ one way. The entrance for college student is 760¥.
  • Fun museum. The food was good, and the tofu was really creamy. I think the nicest part of the museum is the architecture. FYI, there is a video playing in the museum that will tell you about the history of the museum.

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