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Museum of Kyoto京都文化博物館

Museum / Science Museum

This museum introduces the history and traditions of Kyoto via a variety of means, providing visitors with a comprehensive understanding of Kyoto culture. The permanent exhibit presents the history of Kyoto from the Heian period to the Showa period via three zones, with a focus on fascinating actual Kyoto artifacts such as cultural properties and costumes used in the Gion Festival. The multiple special exhibits held each year are also popular with visitors. The museum’s theater presents masterworks of film relating to Kyoto. The red brick Annex building, an Important Cultural Property constructed in 1906, was originally the Kyoto branch office of the Bank of Japan. The museum’s Roji Tempo area recreates an Edo period street lined with Kyoto merchants’ homes, and here visitors can enjoy dining and shopping at numerous restaurants and shops. Karasuma Oike Station is the closest station to the museum.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Sanjoutakakura (Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea)

phone 0752220888

[General Exhibition] 10:00-19:30 (Last admission 19:00)
[Special Exhibition] 10:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
*every Friday Sunday is open until 19:30 (Last admission 19:00)

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Sanjoutakakura [ map ]
Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea
[General Exhibition] 10:00-19:30 (Last admission 19:00)
[Special Exhibition] 10:00-18:00 (Last admission 17:30)
*every Friday Sunday is open until 19:30 (Last admission 19:00)
Monday (Public holiday is closed, The next day is closed), New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee] General 500 yen, Free college students 400 yen, Free for high school students and younger people ※ ※ 20 people and above groups are discounted 2 ※ Special exhibition requires extra fee Friday
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Temporary suspension:Closed until June 1, 2020 (Information as of May 5, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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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.