If people know about Ieoh Ming Pei,a Chinese American architect, they must know one of his spectacular design, MIHO Museum. MIHO is a private museum which in located deep in the mountains of Japan. Cherry flower is blossoming around early April here, so people can walk through the cherry flower pathway to start their journey.
At the end of the cherry flower pathway, people can see the opening of the silver tunnel. The tunnel can reflex the color of the cherry flower, and the design is originated from a tale of the Fountain of the Peach Blossom Spring. Therefore, passing this tunnel is seems to pass a time tunnel. After stepping out the tunnel, people will suddenly realize that they are in a fairyland which is never explored by people before.
The another side of the tunnel is the entrance of the museum. 80% the museum building is hide underground in order to preserve the natural environment and harmonize with the surrounding scenery.
Though the major part of the structure is underneath the earth, but the interior is very clear with natural sunlight due to the special roof design.
Location : 300, Tashiro Momodani, Shigaraki, Shiga 529-1814 Japan
|Opening Hours||10:00am to 5:00pm (Admission until 4:00pm)|
|Blossom Schedule of cherry flower||Announcement of the Blossoming of Weeping Cherries|
Drive by car
|MIHO Museum Access|