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Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City

The "Irie Taikichi Memorial Museum of Photography Nara City" is the only museum of photography in the Kansai region located in Takahata-cho, Nara City. The museum exhibits the works of Taikichi Irie (1905-1992), one of Japan's leading photographers, who was born in Nara, as well as those of photographers who have cultivated Japan's unique photographic culture and the next generation of artists. The museum also focuses on projects that incorporate new technologies in line with current trends, such as the Metaverse and NFT.

The architecture designed by KUROKAWA Kisho is one of the highlights of the museum. With a tiled roof and glass exterior walls, the majority of the building is embedded underground, allowing visitors to appreciate the architecture in harmony with the historical environment of the ancient capital of Nara.


600-1, Takahata-cho, Nara-shi, Nara



Access from the nearest station

From JR/Kintetsu "Nara" Station, take the city circulation bus to "Hakuishi-cho" and walk 10 minutes east.

Opening hours

9:30-17:00 (admission until 16:30)


Mondays (or the following weekday if a holiday), the day following a national holiday (if a weekday), exhibition change periods, and year-end and New Year holidays (December 27 - January 3)


  • Adults ¥500, high school and university students ¥200 (free on Saturdays for high school students only), elementary and junior high school students ¥100 (free on Saturdays), Nara City residents 70 years old and over free

  • Free admission for holders of a physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or health welfare certificate for the mentally disabled (certificate required) and their caregivers.

  • Groups (20 or more people): 2 discount


parking lot, ramp, elevator, restrooms, wheelchair rental, museum store, cafe

Official Website


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