Shosoin Repository


Places to visit

Shosoin Repository, regarded as the eastern terminal of the Silk Road, houses more than 8,000 treasures including manuscripts, clothing, ornaments, furniture and musical instruments from ancient times.
In the Shosoin Exhibition specially selected treasures are exhibited at the Nara National Museum every fall.


  • Nara Kotsu Bus (City Loop Line) from both JR Nara Station and Kintetsu-Nara Station
    About 15 minutes walk from ‘Todaiji Daibutsuden Kasugataisha-mae’ bus stop
  • Nara-Kotsu bus bound for ‘Aoyama Jutaku’ or ‘Yagyu’ from JR Nara Station or Kintetsu-Nara station
    About 10 minutes walk from ‘Imakoji’ bus stop