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The architecture of this museum is of course gorgeous as it was designed by IM Pei but the museum itself is quite small. I was shocked to see that the largest exhibits were Chinese art. I would have loved to see more Japanese art. The...More
This museum complex which was conceived by I M PEI, famous for so many projects around the world achieved his purpose. A museum that is 80% underground with that part visual blending into the mountain with a Japanese temple flair. The collection is unique in...More
The Miho Museum is an amazing day trip from Kyoto. Go for the building, landscape and the treasures inside. We took the train 3 stops from Kyoto and then the 150 bus. The bus is cash only: bring 840 Yen for each person one way....More
A late project by I M Pei, really stunning architecture organically fitting the landscape. Not particularly easy to reach, but definitely worth the effort. Some truly extraordinary pieces in the collection - too often, it seems, of questionable provenance, particularly pieces form Central Asia and...More
With a cafe that opens at 10.30 and a wonderful vegetarian only lunch available in the Reception Building, it’s worth taking your time and spending most of the day here. We hired the headphones which gives wonderful explanations of many of the Collections pieces. Of...More
The museum is beautiful, but I especially liked the entrance through the tunnel. And don't forget to watch the video that describes the construction of the museum. To get there, take a JR train from Kyoto station (towards Yusa) to the JR Ishiyama station. As...More
Was totally gobsmacked by this stunning museum. The entrance is worth the visit! I M Pei was architect and the ticket office
Has video repeatedly playing showing the planning and construction of this wonder. It isn’t readily visible to watch so ask. Learning how they...More
Miho Museum is a little known gem of a museum designed by a world famous architect, I.M. Pei. Nestled amongst the beautiful mountains of Shigaraki, the approach to the museum was through a cherry blossom lined boulevard before entering a long tunnel. Upon entering the...More
Miho Museum was designed and laid out by Mr. Ieoh Ming Pei, a Chinese-American designer. The design theme and concept was based on The Peach Blossom Spring Story, a fable Written by Tao Yuanming (365-427). In the story a fisherman sailed up a river and...More
A very relaxed beautiful day. The scenery and travel through the tunnel was fantastic . Watching the little electric tram passing by made me feel I was in the old 60s show ‘The Prisoner’ (a good thing).
We were lucky enough to catch the Sarugaku...More
Miho museum is really easy to get to by public transportation:
JR train to Ishiyama and then Teisan bus line straight to Miho.
If you still need a privet driver - any taxi driver will love to help you.