Museum Hours & Admission Fees

Admission fee for special exhibitions will be determined in each case.

Museum Hours (Permanent Collection)

December 1, 2023 (Fri) – February 29, 2024 (Thu)

9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
December 17th (Sun) and February 3rd (Sat), museum hours are extended until 7:00 p.m.
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

In addition, there may be temporary changes to museum hours.


The museum is closed on Mondays* and from December 28th to January 1st.
*When a national holiday falls on a Monday, the museum remains open and closes that Tuesday. In cases of consecutive holidays, the museum remains open and closes the day after they end.
Exceptionally open on Mondays: May 1, March 1-14(in the period of Todai-ji Omizutori Ritual)
Please note that the museum sometimes closes on other days as well.

Admission (Fees)

Exhibition from the Permanent Collection (Including Feature Exhibitions)

General Admission700 yen
College Students350 yen

Free of charge entry to people aged 18 years or younger and high school and below.
Free of charge entry to disabled certificate holders and an accompanying caretaker (upon presenting the certificate).
Free of charge entry to people aged 70 years or more (Proof of age is necessary).

Payments by the following cards are accepted at ticket counters.
 - Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, AMEX, Diners, DISCOVER)
 - E-cash (PiTaPa, ICOCA, LINE Pay, Alipay, WeChat Pay)
 - Union Pay

Discount with Accompanying Children

Visitors with children (high school and below) accompanying them can be admitted at 600yen(general),300yen(college students).

Late Hours Discount

Visitors who arrive after 5:00 PM on days with extended hours can be admitted at 600yen(general),300yen(college students).

* Multiple discounts cannot be combined.

FREE ADMISSION DAYS(Permanent Collection Only)

April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024

Festival of the Setsubun Mantōrō (“Thousand Lanterns”) at Kasuga Taisha
May 18th: International Museum Day
November 18–19th: Kansai Culture Day
December 17th: Festival of the Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri Procession


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)