Tickets for Nara National Museum

Enlighten yourself at a museum of Buddhist art just one hour from Osaka/Kyoto

Nara National Museum
Open Today 09:30 - 17:00
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Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Wheelchair accessible: Wheelchairs available at the Nara Buddhist Sculpture Hall and the new wings. Elevators available
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Entrance to the permanent collection of Nara National Museum (access to the in-house exhibitions)
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life at a museum of Buddhist art, located within a tranquil park featuring ancient temples and free-roaming deer
  • Marvel at stunning Buddhist sculptures, statues, paintings, texts, and decorative arts, and learn more about Japanese history and culture
  • With beautiful art and gorgeous natural scenery, the museum provides the perfect cultural day trip from Osaka or Kyoto

Looking for the tranquil side of Japan? Find some inner peace in the calm sanctuary of Nara Park, and see a beautiful array of Japanese Buddhist art at Nara National Museum.

Just an hour from Osaka or Kyoto, but a world away from all the modern hustle and bustle, you'll find majestic paintings, intricate sculptures, towering statues, ancient writings, gorgeous decorative arts, bronze works, and sacred treasures from Nara's temples and shrines.

Located amidst the soothing beauty of Nara Park, where tame deer frolic freely between the historic temples, peaceful gardens, and serene green spaces, this cultural escape begins before you even set foot across the threshold. This ticket lets you wander between all four galleries and view the permanent collections at your leisure.

Insider tip

While the deer at Nara Park are relatively tame and used to human contact, it is advised to keep within a safe distance and not try to touch or disturb them, as they are sometimes known to become less than Buddha-like with people who fawn over them too much.


Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance reception.

Various discounts are not available. Please check the official website to see if there are any applicable discounts, and if you want to use one of these discounts, please purchase directly at the ticket office (ID/certificate required).

Nara National Museum
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Nara National Museum
50 Noboriōji-chō, 630-8213, Nara
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