Miho Museum Admission with Private Transport from Kyoto
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Miho Museum Admission with Private Transport from Kyoto
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Miho Museum Admission with Private Transport from Kyoto

5 h
About this activity
Your private driver picks you up in the morning or afternoon, and delivers you by private vehicle to the Miho Museum, located southeast of Kyoto. Upon arrival, you have several hours of free time to explore the museum at your leisure.

The Miho Museum, built by renowned architect I. M. Pei, is designed to showcase its natural and man-made surroundings, nestled deep in a wooded hill in the Shiga mountains. Approximately three-quarters of the museum is carved into the underground rock, with a skylighted roof and windows that look out on bamboo gardens and surrounding valleys.

Walk down corridors constructed of limestone to find two wings of exhibits that feature a private collection of Asian and Western antiques by the museum’s founder Koyama Mihoko — a textile business heiress and one of the wealthiest women in Japan. In the north wing you’ll find Japanese porcelain, scrolls, screens and Buddhist relics; the south wing houses antiquities produced by a range of civilizations including jewelry, frescoes, textiles and statues from ancient Egypt to classical Rome.

While there are more than 2,000 pieces in the permanent collection, approximately 250 are displayed at any one time, and special exhibits change every few months. All artwork is labelled in English and Japanese, with explanatory leaflets in some of the galleries so you can gain insight into the significance of the historical pieces.

When you’re hungry, head to the Miho Museum's tea room or restaurant that serves udon or soba noodles for lunch (own expense). Both venues also provide organic vegetarian options.

At the designated meeting time and place, you’re picked up by private vehicle and transferred back to your accommodation in Kyoto.
Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
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  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Please note, hotel pickup is available from selected hotels in Kyoto (excludes Arashiyama and Takaragaike areas). If you cannot find your hotel on the list, please choose the nearest hotel offered. Please note that pick-up service is not available at private residences, private lodgings (minpaku), and other accommodations which do not have front desk facilities.
  • An English-speaking driver will take you to Miho Museum. There is no accompanying tour guide or assistant.
  • Customers are free to explore on their own inside. There is no accompanying tour guide or assistant.
  • 1 vehicle will be prepared for each group. The type of vehicle may vary depending on the number of group members.
  • Depending on operational circumstances, the exhibit schedule is subject to change. Also, certain tour dates are subject to change, or may be cancelled entirely. Thank you for your understanding.
Frank C
5 | 2015-11-03

I am very happy with the private transport to Mihi Museum from Kyoto. The driver was polite , punctual, and the car clean and very quiet. We had a very good experience.

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