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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 museum is located in the depths of the mountains of Shigaraki. However, it is a museum which cannot be thought that it is in such a mountain depth. When I visited, there was a famous item in Kyoto Daitokuji Temple. The teacup was a different teacup than the one I saw at Nara National Museum the other day. Don't you think it's amazing to see two of the world's only three teacups? The exhibition is over, but there are still many exhibits. The tunnel which is like the time tunnel of the entrance is also the one to see.
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  • There is a museum at the top of a mountain deep in such a mountain! It's hard to go! But it was worth it to go there. Famous products from around the world are on display. I'm especially glad egypt!
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  • 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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