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Memorial Hall Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Minamihamachou 247
    A museum dedicated to the Gekkeikan sake company located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City. A remodeled sake brewery standing on the birthplace of Gekkeikan on the edge of the Hori River, the museum presents information on sake brewing in Fushimi and the history of the Gekkeikan company. Sake brewing implements designated Tangible Folk Cultural Properties by the city of Kyoto are on permanent display and visitors can also learn how sake is made. In addition, traditional sake brewing songs are played in the museum, recreating the atmosphere of a real sake brewery. In the sake tasting room, popular with tourists, visitors can sample Gekkeikan Retro-Bottle Ginjyoshu and Tama no Izumi Daiginjyo as well as Plum Wine. Tours of the Sakekobo facility require an advance reservation.
  • Kawai Kanjiro's House
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Gojozaka Bell Castle Town 569
    This is Kawai Kanjiro’s House, a memorial hall made in the residence of the famous potter active in the Taisho and Showa periods. Built according to his own specification, the inside now displays plenty of works, design images and letters and the equipment and kiln he used while alive are still in place.

    This two-storey property provides intriguing insights into the shape and furnishings of an attractive Japanese home. The exhibits are thought-provoking. Not only a diverse collection of the ceramics...

  • Maizuru Repatriation Memorial Museum
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    90 Reviews
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    Kyoto Maidurushi Taira 1584 Inside collection memorial park
    This memorial hall is on the grounds of the Repatriation Memorial Park in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. In 1945, the first repatriation ship arrived at Maizuru Port. As the city welcomed many of the returnees, it's the only place in the country with exhibits on repatriation. In addition, you can see 570 items recorded in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register.

    The Repatriation Memorial Museum in Maizuru tells the story of the Japanese prisoners of war in Russia, their life in the camps and their struggle and eventually return to Japan. It is a story well...

  • Kyoto Uzumasa Misora Hibari Museum
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Uzumasahigashihachiokachou 10 Toei Capital's Movie Story Village
    The Kyoto Uzumasa Misora Hibari Museum located on the grounds of the Toei Kyoto Studio Park displays stage clothing and props that belonged to the national singer, actress and cultural icon Misora Hibari. A movie theater realistically reproduces the look and feel of the golden age of her performances in Toei films. Period scripts are also on display, and it's a must-see for fans.
  • Navy Memorial
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    25 Reviews
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    Kyoto Maidurushi Amarubeshimo 1190
    This is a memorial museum located in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. Renovating a section of the former Naval Engineering College auditorium, exhibited here are various memorabilia and archival materials including collections pertaining to Heihachiro Togo, the first commander in chief of the naval base. Here, you can go see the naval vessels anchored at the nearby self-defense force pier.

    京都府舞鶴市の海上自衛隊舞鶴地方総監部内にある海軍に関する展示施設です。旧帝国海軍の歴史や伝統などの資料、勲章や軍刀などの記念品などが数多く展示されています。

  • Hitoshi Ashida MemorialHall
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    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Miya 36
    This memorial hall is in Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture. It displays photographs of the late Hitoshi Ashida who served as Prime Minister, along with items such as his passport from his time as a diplomat. There is also a multipurpose hall with sound equipment and a Japanese-style room that can be used for a fee. The hall is in Mr. Ashida's parent's house.
  • Hakusasonso, Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden and Museum
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojishibashichou 37
    Hakusasonso, a memorial to the Japanese-style painter Hashimoto Kansetsu, is located near Ginkakuji Temple (Silver Pavilion) in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. The villa that Hashimoto designed for himself and the four-season garden are open to the public. Hashimoto's works are displayed inside the house, and other exhibits, such as his collection, are displayed there as well. There is a restaurant on the premises, and tourists appreciate it as a quiet spot to relax after visiting Ginkakuji.

    A celebrated artist who loved gardens. A combination that works here. AND there’s even a small museum with exhibitions. AND it’s only 5 mins walk from the bottom of the pedestrianised walk up to...

  • Kyoto Univ Hyakushunen Watch Dai Memorial
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Yoshidahonmachi
  • Uji Kanbayashi Memorial Hall
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    Kyoto Uji-shi Uji Myouraku 38
    This museum is dedicated to the Kanbayashi Shunsho lineage of tea wholesalers that has continued for 14 generations since the Eiroku period (1558 to 1570). During the Edo period, the Kanbayashi family was the purveyors of tea for clientele that included the shogunate and the imperial court. The museum exhibits historical artifacts passed down in the Kanbayashi family for generations including tea ceremony utensils and letters sent to the family by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Visitors can learn about the history of Uji tea.

    Uji Kobayashi Memorial Hall was a 2-storey timber house with background history of development in Uji area. Entrance fee was required but quite detailed particularly in terms of tea plantation was...

  • Kondo Museum
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku
    This is the birthplace of ceramist Kondo Yuzo, who had a lasting impact on the world of Japanese ceramics and was designated as a Living National Treasure for his work in blue and white porcelain. This memorial museum exhibits works from his early days to his later years. Visitors are able to gain a great appreciation for both his character and his art. His masterpiece is a large blue and white porcelain platter depicting plum branches. At 126 centimeters in diameter and approximately 100 kilograms in weight, it is one of the world's largest porcelain platters. His works, which depict natural scenes with bold brush strokes, are well worth seeing.

    目にとまり入ってみると、近藤悠三氏・その息子とお孫さんの作品が展示されていました。 入場料千円でお茶(何種類かから選べます)と豆菓子付き。 元は自宅兼工房だったそうで、学芸員?の女性がいろいろ教えて下さいました。 3世代それぞれで作風が全く違うのも面白く、お孫さんの作品はアート志向で「どこぞで見たような気が・・・」と考えていたら雑誌にも掲載されていたとか。 備前焼の市川透氏といい、金彩や派手な色使...

  • Daikumo Memorial
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    Kyoto Fukuchiyamashi Oechoukitariji 1936
  • Yanagihara Bank Memorial Museum
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Shimogyo-ku Shimonocho 6-3
  • Suekawakinenkaikan Suekawahaku Memorial Room
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Toujinkitamachi 56-1
  • Shimadzu Corporation Sogyo Memorial Museum
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    18 Reviews
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Kiyacho 2 Jominami

    I joined a guided tour in Japanese, which was very stimulating. The tour in English is also available (8 participants minimum, reservation in advance highly recommended). Here are some of trivia...

  • Kinshi masamune horino Memorial
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    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Chukyo-ku Sakai-machi communication Nijo on le Kameya-cho, 172
  • Komatuhitoshi Art Museum
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    Kyoto Pref. Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Oharaidechou 369

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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