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The Koyasan Reihokan Museum was built in 1921 for the purpose of preserving many invaluable cultural assets and exhibits them. Later, the main hall was registered as the Tangible Assets in 1998.

Another new storehouse "Dai-ho-zo" was constructed in order to store most of the Tangibles (masterworks) in Koyasan.
The number of the registered properties is still increasing. Two other storehouses were built in 1984 and 2003.
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As time went by, Koyasan held a great number of cultural properties.
However, many of them were destroyed by natural disasters and the Separation Decree of Buddhism and Shinto, which was issued early in the Meiji era.
Now 116 temples in Koyasan still hold a huge number of Cultural Properties. So Koyasan is positioned as "Depository of Cultural Properties" or " Chamber of Religious Arts".
It was 2004 that UNESCO registered this area as the World Cultural Heritage Site. With the unusual charm, Koyasan absorbs more attention of the people from all over the world.

Today the Koyasan Reihokan Museum holds 176 items in total: 21 of National Treasures, 139 of Important Cultural Properties, 15 of State-registered Properties and one of Important arts. There are also more than 50,000 archaeological finds and non-designated objects.

All these objects are exhibited at the seasonal special exhibitions and the regular exhibition which is held throughout of the year.

Now the regular exhibition  
(Special Exhibition→ click)is being held.
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  • Hours

  • May - October: 8:30-17:30 (Check in by 17:00)
    November - April: 8:30-17:00 (Check in by 16:30)
  • Admissions

  • Adult: JPY600. / H.S. and College Students with ID: JPY350. / J.H.S and Children 12 through 7: JPY250.


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