This bold modern design of this museum, the work of the famed architect Kisho Kurokawa, stands out in the midst of a traditional neighbourhood. The museum is dedicated to photographer Irie Taikichi, who documented Nara during his long career. There are beautifully printed, large-scale images of Nara festivals and the daily life and rituals at Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, captured over a 50-year period. There are also periodic exhibitions by contemporary photographers. Upstairs is a small cafe with basic snacks like pizza toast and cakes.
- Venue Details & Access Info
600-1 Takabatakecho, Nara
From JR/Kintetsu Nar Station:
- Take the city loop bus, alight at Warishicho and 10 minutes on foot from the stop.
- 入江泰吉記念奈良市写真美術館 Nara City Museum of Photography
- address 奈良市高畑町600-1 600-1 Takabatakecho, Nara
- Opening Time & Admissions
9:30 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Mondays (except public holidays)
Year-end and New Year holidays
*Teenagers and children free on Saturdays.
Available Foreign Languages
Information in English
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