Ryozen Museum of History幕末維新ミュージアム 霊山歴史館
A museum located across from Kyoto Ryozen Gokoku Shrine and south of the Kodai-ji Zen Temple. The museum opened in 1970 as Japan’s first dedicated to the holistic researching of Japanese history from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji Restoration. The museum collects, researches, and displays the personal effects of historic personages and other artifacts from the period regardless of which side of the Restoration they were on. The museum exhibits pieces from among its collection of over 5,000 objects based on a given theme.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Seikanjiryousanchou 1 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)
9:00-17:30 (Closed 18:30 depending on the season)
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On our first attempt to visit, we hiked the long walk uphill from the bus-stop in 34° heat. The museum was closed. We later found...
- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Seikanjiryousanchou 1 [ map ]
- 9:00-17:30 (Closed 18:30 depending on the season)
- Monday (The next day for public holidays)
[High School Students/University students]500yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students]300yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Available (outside the building)
- Not available
- Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 20, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
- Yes (accompanied by parents)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.