Digital Bezeklik

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Digital Bezeklik

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Dr Okada Yoshihiro, Director of the Digital Archives Research Center at Ryukoku University. Photo by Stewart Wachs.

The Ryukoku Museum, featuring the completed digital reconstruction of the Bezeklik Cave, was opened in April of this year. The museum is the first in the world to be dedicated entirely to Buddhist artefacts.

Museum website (Japanese):


5 minutes walk from Gojo station on the Karasuma Line.

12 minutes walk from Kyoto Station
OR from Kyoto Station take bus 9, 28, 75 to Nishihonganji Mae, walk 2 minutes.

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