Miho Museum


Museums & Sights


One of the tenets of the ‘new religion’ Church of World Messianity is that art and beauty can elevate humanity. Con-sequently, the church and its offshoots have amassed treasuries of art, including the Shumei collection. The collection’s home is a 1997 geometric creation by Pritzker Prize-winner IM Pei. The museum occupies a 100ha area of mountainside an hour south of Kyoto. Its works come from all areas and eras, with the emphasis on beauty rather than curatorial coherence.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009


300 Momodani, Shigaraki, Shiga, Shiga

Transport Ishiyama station (Tokaido line) then bus.

Telephone 074 882 3411

Open Mar-may, july-mid dec 10am-4pm tue-sun.

Admission Admission ¥1,000.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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