Nearby Attractions

The city of Nara, which became the capital during the Nara period (710–794), has had a long history as one of the heartlands of Japanese Buddhism. Even today, the town maintains many inherited temples and shrines that preserve exceptional artistic treasures of Japan. There are several important temples, shrines, and other structures located near the museum for visitors.


Tōdai-ji TempleShōsō-inKōfuku-ji TempleKasuga ShrineShinyakushi-ji Temple
Byakugō-ji TempleGangō-ji TempleHimuro ShrineNara Palace SiteMt. WakakusaNara Park

Photographs in this section were provided courtesy of the City of Nara and Mr. Tatehiko Yano