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Shosoin Repository

正倉院

Shosoin Repository

正倉院

Inside this World Heritage treasure house, built from cypress logs in the azekura style, are around 9,000 items of incomparable value, many of them from the Nara period. They include art and rare objects brought along the Silk Road from India, Greece, Persia, Egypt and Rome. After Emperor Shoumu died in 756, his wife, Empress Komyo offered over 600 of his personal possessions to the Great Buddha at Todaiji Temple. They were then placed in the repository, where they have been kept for 1200 years. Although it isn’t open to public view, a selection of objects are shown at the Nara National Museum each autumn.

Last update: 2016-11-09

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

129 Zoshicho, Nara

奈良市雑司町129

Access

From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- 2 minutes on foot from the station.

Name/address in local language

  • 正倉院 Shosoin Repository
  • address 奈良市雑司町129 129 Zoshicho, Nara
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

10:00 - 15:00

Closed on

Sundays

Saturdays

Public holidays

Year-end and New Year holidays

Admission

Free

Payment

Cash only

Contact Details
Tel

0742-26-2811

Website

http://shosoin.kunaicho.go.jp/en-US

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