Murou Art Forest

A delightful open-air museum and collection of art installations located in the heart of Murou village, based on a concept originally put forward by Bukichi Inoue (1930-1997), a local sculptor. Varied art pieces within the park were designed in 2006 by renowned Israeli sculptor Dani Karavan, based on the theme ‘Harmony between Nature and Art’. The park is approximately 700 meters (2,300 feet) in length, and is a family friendly destination.

The Visitor’s Center has tables and is an ideal spot for a picnic on a sunny day. This peaceful spot is a perfect place to relax and escape from the bustle of everyday life.

181 Murou, Uda City, Nara Prefecture

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (April to October)
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (November, December, and March)
Closing day: Tuesdays (If a national holiday falls on Tuesday, the subsequent Wednesday is treated as a closing day)
*Closed from December 29 until the end of February

Admission fee
Adult: 410 yen
High school student (age 15-18): 200 yen
Junior high school student and under: Free

Public transportation
Take a bus at Muroguchiono station (D46/室生口大野) for Murou-ji (室生寺) and get off at the final stop. Walk for 20 minutes.
For the bus timetable, please check here.


Blog post: Enjoying Installation Art in Murou, Nara
Official website (Japanese)
Official Nara Travel Guide

Murou Art Forest = 室生山上公園芸術の森