Finding Harmony with Nature at the Miho Museum Japan

By In Asia, Travel Destinations — March 28, 2017
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I leaped with an umbrella on hand towards the tunnel that would transport me to a place where space blends perfectly with its surrounding. On that rainy morning I ventured from Kyoto to discover a space turned to a  museum that houses a private collection  of one of the wealthiest women in Japan.

The Miho museum has some Japanese treasures as well as Roman mosaics and Egyptian and Persian Art. I was not so interested in the collection in itself. I had come to find inspiration in the buildings architecture that was carved out of a rocky mountaintop.

I.M.Pei is the master behind this project. He also has under his belt the construction of the glass-and-steel pyramid of the Louvre Museum in Paris. I knew this places would not disappoint. Only after climbing a sloping path, passing through a tunnel and crossing to a bridge is the property found.

The Miho Museum has glass sloped walls that fit perfectly with the landscape. This is a place to find harmony with nature. I loved every minute spend here.

miho museum tunnel

tunnel miho museum

miho museum architecture

miho museum japan entrance

views from the miho museum

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miho museum cafe

miho museum art

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miho museum japan entrance

Bridge Miho Museum

miho museum japan bridge

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