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Kahitsukan Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art何必館・京都現代美術館(休業中)

Art Museum

A three-minute walk from Gion-Shijo Station and a five-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station. This art museum is located just east of the intersection of Hanamikoji-dori Street and Shijo-dori Street. The museum has exhibition spaces on floors B1 through 5. Focusing on works by Kagaku Murakami, Kaoru Yamaguchi, and Rosanjin and has exhibition spaces dedicated to collections of pieces by each of these artists. In addition, the museum has numerous other modern paintings, calligraphy pieces, photographs, and other works of art and holds several special exhibitions throughout the year which make use of the entire museum excluding the Rosanjin exhibit. There's also a museum shop.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 271 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755251311

10:00-18:00 (until 17:30 admission)

Review of Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/13 A small gallery at best
This is a 10-minute visit museum not worth your time or money. Would have written more if there was what to write about
Reviewed:2018/10/20 Modern Art in Intimate Setting
This small, quiet museum (5 rooms) is a respite from bustling Gion and Shijo-dori, and is well worth visiting if you are interested or intrigued by the artists’ work currently on display. The...
Reviewed:2017/11/16 Quiet place just adjacent to Gion
This multi level, small museum featured a beautiful collection of Japanese pottery when I was there. Very refreshing to find a museum that’s not just a forum for a gift shop.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Gionmachikitagawa 271 [ map ]
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
10:00-18:00 (until 17:30 admission)
Monday, Summer, New Year's Holiday, Exhibit Period
[Admission fee] General 1,000yen, Student 800yen
Parking Lot
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 22, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

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