This museum is included in the combined entrance fee to Horyuji Temple and is well worth a visit. It is designed in a traditional style with state of the art lighting and temperature controls, and contains treasures from many eras, from the Asuka period up to the Meiji period. Many of the Horyuji Temple treasures are actually kept at the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno, but there is plenty to see here. One of the most famous works is the Kudara Kannon, carved in the Asuka period (7th century) from a single block of camphor wood. At just over 3m tall, it is unusual for its slim, elongated form and enigmatic smile.
Last update: 2016-11-14
- Venue Details & Access Info
1-1 Horyuji-sannai, Ikaruga, Ikoma
From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- Take a bus bound for either JR Oji Station or Horyuji and alight at the Horyuji-mae stop.
From JR Horyuji Station:
- 20 minutes on foot from the station.
- Take a bus bound for Horyujimon-mae and alight at the end of the line.
Related Venues Horyuji Temple
- 法隆寺 大宝蔵院 Horyuji Treasure House
- address 生駒郡斑鳩町法隆寺山内1-1 1-1 Horyuji-sannai, Ikaruga, Ikoma
- Opening Time & Admissions
Feb 22 - Nov 3: 8:00 - 17:00
Nov 4 - Feb 21: 8:00 - 16:30
*Group discount available
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