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300 Shigarakicho Tashiro Momotani, Koka 529-1814, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed June 21, 2018

The museum is beautiful, but I especially liked the entrance through the tunnel. And don't forget to watch the video that describes the construction of the museum. To get there, take a JR train from Kyoto station (towards Yusa) to the JR Ishiyama station. As...More

2  Thank JessMReed
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Was totally gobsmacked by this stunning museum. The entrance is worth the visit! I M Pei was architect and the ticket office Has video repeatedly playing showing the planning and construction of this wonder. It isn’t readily visible to watch so ask. Learning how they...More

Thank Hollie2324
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Miho Museum is a little known gem of a museum designed by a world famous architect, I.M. Pei. Nestled amongst the beautiful mountains of Shigaraki, the approach to the museum was through a cherry blossom lined boulevard before entering a long tunnel. Upon entering the...More

1  Thank Singaporelonegranger
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Miho Museum was designed and laid out by Mr. Ieoh Ming Pei, a Chinese-American designer. The design theme and concept was based on The Peach Blossom Spring Story, a fable Written by Tao Yuanming (365-427). In the story a fisherman sailed up a river and...More

3  Thank Kwakaku
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

A very relaxed beautiful day. The scenery and travel through the tunnel was fantastic . Watching the little electric tram passing by made me feel I was in the old 60s show ‘The Prisoner’ (a good thing). We were lucky enough to catch the Sarugaku...More

1  Thank David M
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Go visit and never be sorry you missed the museum or the memories. The design of this beautiful museum and the tunnel that runs between the visitor's center and the museum itself, by the famous architect I.M. Pei was to infringe as little as possible...More

Thank dancing-freak
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Fabulous setting in nature. The tunnel to the museum is awesome. The permanent collection is amazing. There are several pieces from Ghandara. The Persian section is excellent. The architecture by I.M. Pei alone is worth the visit. The Egyptian section is small but pieces are...More

1  Thank dziran
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

Very hard to get to, but worth it! This is perhaps the most beautiful settings for a museum of any sort. Breathtaking. The interior you cannot photograph. Collection shown is sparse but each item is five star. Three fantastic shops as well. Find a way...More

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed November 9, 2017

The bus trip to the Miho Museum from Kyoto took about 1 hour since the site was a bit far from the city. However, it was well worth the trip. From the gate, to the tunnel, to the bridge, to the entrance, everything was beautiful....More

1  Thank truongkv
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

This place and its story is amazing. We came during colorful autumn and the special 20 year anniversary exhibition. You don't know what to admire more, the architecture or the galleries. Both fabulous. To get there you take a train from Kyoto station to Ishimaya...More

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Ann F
January 13, 2017|
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Response from danit999 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ann Miho museum is really easy to get to by public transportation: JR train to Ishiyama and then Teisan bus line straight to Miho. If you still need a privet driver - any taxi driver will love to help you.