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Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Museum清水三年坂美術館

Art Museum

An art museum dedicated to collecting and displaying primarily cloisonné ware, gold and silver lacquerware, metalwork, earthenware, and carvings from the late Edo, Meiji, and Taisho periods. The owner, enchanted with the artworks of the Meiji period made with such fine technique, came up with the idea of opening a museum after attempting to purchase masterpieces from the period that had ended up overseas. The contents of the museum’s standing exhibits is completely changed out once each year. The Museum also holds special exhibitions every three months.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu Buddhist temple in front of Shimokita Shimizu 3-337-1 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755324270

10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Sannenzaka Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/06/22 Japanese decorative arts
Its not a very big museum, but that just adds to the whole coziness of the place. Exhibits are nicely done in a traditional way.
Reviewed:2018/04/07 Easily missed small museum with astonishing exhibits
This small museum is easily missed on a walk down from Kiyomizudera but is absolutely worth keeping an eye out for. The often have temporary exhibitions on the upper floor as well as the permanent...
Reviewed:2017/10/07 Outstanding workmanship!
This is a small museum with the goals of promoting knowledge of traditional, Japanese decorative arts and encouraging a similar standard of skill to be developed today. We visited twice so as to take...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu Buddhist temple in front of Shimokita Shimizu 3-337-1 [ map ]
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
10:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
MondayTuesday (open for public holidays), New Year's Holiday, exhibition replacement periods, other temporary closures
[Large/High/Junior High School Students]500yen
[Elementary School Students]300yen
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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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