Museum Hours

10:00 am to 5:00 pm (last entry: 4:00 pm)

Museum Holidays

Every Monday (or next business day if Monday is a national holiday) during regular operation in spring, summer and fall
The museum may be closed for exhibit changes, so check the museum schedule before planning your visit.

Museum Schedule

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  • Days shown in red are expected to be busy (the museum’s restaurant and tea room may be full at the desired time).
  • The museum is closed on the grayed-out days.

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Individuals Groups (of 20 or more)
Adults 1,100 yen 900 yen
High school/university students 800 yen 600 yen
Elementary/junior high school students 300 yen 100 yen
Visitors with disability certificate 200 yen discount on admission prices above (free admission for elementary and junior high school group members)
Visitors may purchase entry tickets on Rakuten website (Adult fares only)

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  Tickets are available for sale at JR Ishiyama station Tourist Information Center. Click here to see map  ↓  

Applying for Group Visits

Groups planning to visit the museum must apply in advance by email or fax.
Apply by email
Apply by fax (Microsoft Excel)
Apply by fax (Adobe PDF)
Tel: +81 (0)748-82-3411
Fax: +81 (0)748-82-3414

About Shokado Lunchbox (Group Reservation)

1. Only groups of 10 and above are accepted
2. 60 servings per day only
3. If you have any allergies to food, please specify when booking
4. Reservation should be made from 3 months to 5 days in advance, between 9: 00 to 17: 00
5. The final confirmation of the reservation should be done by 17:00 at least two days in advance.
6. Cancellation fee of lunch reservation is free before the time stated above, after which half price will be charged on the previous day, and full price on the day itself.

Getting to the Museum

By public transport: From JR Ishiyama station, take the Teisan Bus bound for Miho Museum (ミホミュージアム) for about 50 minutes, and get off at the last stop.
By car: The museum is located 15 minutes from the Shigaraki (信楽) interchange on the Shin-Meishin Expressway, 20 minutes from the Kusatsu-Tanakami (草津田上) interchange on the Shin-Meishin Expressway, about 30 minutes from the Ritto (栗東) interchange on the Meishin Expressway, about 30 minutes from the Seta-Higashi (瀬田東) interchange on the Keiji Bypass, or about 35 minutes from the Mibuno (壬生野) interchange on the Meihan Expressway.

Free parking

The museum’s parking facilities can accommodate 10 tour buses and 170 passenger cars.

Restaurant and Tea Room

Peach Valley Restaurant (in Reception Pavilion)
Hours: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (lunch time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm); 74 seats

Pine View Tea Room (in Museum Building)
Hours: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm (last order: 4:30 pm); 80 seats

Services and Barrier-Free Access

・ Electric shuttle between Reception Pavilion and Museum Building (about 500 meters, 7 or 8 minutes’ walk)
・ Free lockers (in Reception Pavilion and Museum Building)
Audio guide rental (rental charge applies)
・ Barrier-free access throughout museum
・ Wheelchairs, infant strollers, and walking sticks are available for loan free of charge.
・ Breastfeeding rooms (in Reception Pavilion and Museum Building)
・ Diaperchanging pads (in Reception Pavilion and Museum Building)

Barrier-Free Access Information

Facility/Floor Layout

Museum Maps

Museum Rules

・ In the event of an emergency evacuation, follow the instructions provided by the staff.
・ Still or video photography, or other means of reproduction are prohibited in exhibit spaces.
・ Do not use mobile phones or writing implements other than pencils in exhibit spaces.
・ Do not touch the exhibits.
・ Do not eat, drink or smoke outside of permitted areas.
・ Pets other than service dogs are prohibited on museum grounds.
・ Refrain from behaviors that might disturb other visitors.


《On Museum Premises》
・Tripods, selfie-sticks, camera drones or any shootings for commercial purposes are prohibited.
《In the Museum》
・Photography and video recording are prohibited in the galleries.
・Any behavior that is disruptive to the visitors or museum operations will be asked to leave the premises.