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The Museum of Kyoto
A comprehensive cultural facility introducing the history and culture of Kyoto intelligibly through various exhibitions.
Established in 1988 as a part of the celebrations for the 1200-year anniversary of the Heian capital foundation. The renewal of the museum in 2011 has made visitors feel “genuine”. The exhibitions clearly explain the history and culture of Kyoto, the millennium capital.
Important fine masterpieces associated with Kyoto and valuable materials from various periods and fields are exhibited in the Exhibition Hall. Visitors can experience how deep and wide the traditions and culture of Kyoto are. On the 3rd floor of the “Film Theater”, the famous films collected by Kyoto Prefecture are shown.
In Mercantile Street "Roji Tempo'' reproduced from Machiyafacade, a long-established shops in Kyoto are open, such as a Japanese traditional-style restaurant, a variety shop of Japanese goods, and an antenna shop of sake, and you can enjoy trying the taste of Kyoto and shopping. The annex building is the former Bank of Japan’s Kyoto Branch with red bricks designed by Kingo Tatsuno called "A father of Japanese modern architecture". This building is designated as an Important Cultural Property and a must-see. There is a cafe renovated from the former vault.
There are many other attractions other than the exhibitions.
The traditional history and culture of Kyoto are concisely explained.
The masterpieces associated with Kyoto are displayed.
Classic or famous films collected by Kyoto Prefecture are shown.
The annex building renovated from the Bank of Japan’s Kyoto Branch is a must-see.
"Roji Tempo'' reproduced Machiya, a mercantile street in Kyoto from the Edo period.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 623-1 Higashikatamachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Monday (If Monday falls as a national holiday, the following day).
The end and beginning of the year (December 27th-January 3rd)
The general exhibition: 10:00am-7:30pm (admission is until 7:00 pm)
The special exhibition: 10:00 am-6:00 pm *Fridays 10:00 am-7:30 pm (admission is until 30 minutes before closing time)
Annex :10:00 am-7:30 pm (varies by event)
"Roji Tempo'' : varies by shop
The general exhibition: Adults 500 yen College students: 400 yen High schooler and younger: Free
The special exhibition: varies by exhibition
1) A 3-minute walk from the Karasuma-Oike Station on each line of the Kyoto city metro.
2) A 7-minute walk from the Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.
3) Take the Route 15 city bus from JR or Kintetsu Kyoto Station, and get off at the Sakaimachi-Oike station, and walk 15 minutes.
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- Official Website (English)