Nara Prefecture Museum of Art

Nara, Kansai

Nara Prefecture Museum of Art is located at the entrance of Nara Koen, a park which offers both history and natural beauty. The museum houses ukiyo-e woodblock prints, modern paintings, dyed cloth, armour and folklore resources. Major artworks kept at the museum include ukiyo-e such as Meisho Edo Hyakkei-Kameido Umeyashiki (The 100 Best Scenes of Edo and Ume Houses in Kameido) by Utagawa Hiroshige, Sumida-gawa Funa-asobi (Boating on the Sumida-gawa) by Kitagawa Utamaro, and Bijin-zu (Picture of a Beauty) by Soga Shohaku, a painter of the 18th century. Also in the museum collection is Hakuji-Hakkaku-Tsubo (Octagonal Pot of White Porcelain), a work by Tomimoto Kenkichi. Besides the permanent exhibitions of painting, sculpture and other artwork, scheduled exhibitions bring before visitors not only the fine art of Japan, but of the whole world.


10-6 Nobori Oji-cho, Nara-shi, Nara
Admission Fee
400 yen (permanent exhibition)
Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), New Years holidays, maintenance period'
[Walk]Kintetsu Nara Stn./5-min. walk

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