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Hosomi Museum細見美術館

Art Museum

An art museum primarily dedicated to ancient Japanese art located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. The museum first opened in 1998. The museum displays pieces collected by three generations of the Hosomi family, which was started by industrialist and Japanese art collector Kokoan Hosomi. The museum’s collection spans some 1,000 pieces and covers virtually every genre and period of Japanese art, including Shinto and Buddhist art, tea ceremony art, and Edo paintings. The museum holds a variety of special exhibits. It also houses a tea room and shop and is adjoined by a café, making it a popular place for art lovers.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakisaishoujichou 6-3 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757525555

[Museum and Shop] 10:00-18:00
[tea room] 11:00-17:00
[cafe] 10:30-22:30

Review of Hosomi Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/30 A hidden gem
Small but exhibitions with exquisite taste.
Beautiful woodcuts and paintings in an intimate setting. Well worth your time to spend hours there without being rushed or hurried.
Reviewed:2019/06/23 Roosters
The Hosomi is a private art museum right around the corner from the Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, the Heian Shrine, and Okazaki Park.

It’s kind of an odd layout. There are a series of small...
Reviewed:2018/01/04 Great collection, rubbish environment
Its hard to believe that a museum with such a fine collection should present itself as if from the inside of a trash can. Its a desecration of the first order and confirms the truth that many...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakisaishoujichou 6-3 [ map ]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
[Museum and Shop] 10:00-18:00
[tea room] 11:00-17:00
[cafe] 10:30-22:30
Monday (The next day for public holidays), exhibition replacement periods, New Year's Holiday
It depends on the exhibition
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 11, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Day] 1,001-3,000yen
[Night] 3,001-5,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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.

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