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Museum hours

Opening hours

9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (last admission at 4:30 PM)

<Extended Museum Hours>
■9:30 AM to 7:00 PM (last admission at 6:30 PM)
The following dates: February 3, March 12, August 5 - 15, and December 17
■9:30 AM to 8:00 PM (last admission at 7:30 PM)
On Fridays and Saturdays (Exhibition from Permanent Collection only)

Museum hours may be extended on other days under special circumstances. More details


Closed on Mondays
(When Monday falls on a national holiday, the museum stays open and is closed on the following Tuesday. The museum remains open during consecutive holidays and is closed the day after the holidays.)
Holidays and hours are subject to change. More details

An Extra Opening
February 12 (Mon.), March 5 (Mon.) and March 12 (Mon.), 2018.

FREE ADMISSION DAYS(Permanent Collection Only)

Children’s Day: May 5 (every year); International Museum Day: May 18 (every year);
Respect for the Aged Day: The third Monday of September; Kansai Culture Day;
The day before Spring according to the lunar calendar: February 3


Nara National Museum
50 Noboriōji-chō, Nara 630-8213 Japan

(Hello Dial)
050-5542-8600 (from within Japan)
(81) 50-5542-8600 (from outside Japan)

(0742) 26-7218 (from within Japan)
(81) 742-26-7218 (from outside Japan)