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Shokoku-ji Temple Jotenkaku Museum相国寺承天閣美術館(休業中)

Art Museum

This art museum is on the grounds of Shokoku-ji Temple in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City. It opened in 1984 as part of the celebrations of Shokoku-ji Temple's 600-year anniversary. It collects and displays writings, paintings, and works of art from a variety of temples including Shokoku-ji Temple, Rokuon-ji Temple (the Golden Pavilion), Jisho-ji Temple (the Silver Pavilion), and other sub-temples. Here you can see five National Treasures of Japan, 145 Important Cultural Properties of Japan, and a great number of Cultural Properties of Japan. Their permanent displays include famous painted sliding doors from Rokuon-ji Temple by Ito Jakuchu, ''Budo Shokinzu'' (Grapes and Small Bird) and ''Tsukiyo Bashozu'' (Japanese banana on a moonlight night).


Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo-ku Imadegawa-ku Karasuma Dongyu (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0752410423

10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)

Review of Jotenkaku Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/08/24 rich exhibitions, good price, nice environment
It is a nice and beautiful museum. The museum is spacious and the exhibition was nice and rich during the visit. It was unfortunate that we did not have enough time to stay longer to see more art...
Reviewed:2019/08/18 清々しい美術館
Reviewed:2019/05/28 「Japanese Prints(日本の版画)」展を見たくて!
「浮世絵最強列伝(Janese Prints)」を見たくて、初めて相国寺に。観光客は少ないですが、立派な寺院です。美術館は宝物を収納する施設で伊藤若冲・長谷川等伯も拝見可。靴は下足箱に入れて入館。※65歳以上の割引はうれしいですね。

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Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo-ku Imadegawa-ku Karasuma Dongyu [ map ]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
10:00-17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Open everyday (exhibition replacement periods and New Year's Holiday are closed)
[Admission fee] General800yen, Over 65, University students 600yen, Middle and high school students 300yen, Elementary School Students 200yen (may vary depending on the exhibition)
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 9, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Day] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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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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