Sumiya Motenashi Cultural and Art Museum角屋もてなしの文化美術館(2020/9/14まで休業中)
One often hears of geisha quarter “Shimabara” in Kyoto period dramas. Now it is Nishishinyashiki Ageya-cho, and what remains of that time is the Sumiya Motenashi Museum of Art and Culture. Sumiya was a high-class pleasure house built at the beginning of the establishment of Shimabara in 1641. The wide garden facing the tatami room has a tea house, and the place was used not only for parties but tea ceremonies and gathering of haiku poets too. In 1952 it was designated an Important Cultural Property of Japan as a place retaining the culture of feasts and hospitality.
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- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Nishishinyashikiageyachou 32 [ map ]
- [3/15-7/18, 9/15-12/15]10:00-16:00
- Monday(The day following if it falls on a public holiday)
- [Admission fee]General 1,000yen, Middle and high school students 800yen, Elementary School Students 500yen
*Excluding Friday, special public fee
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- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until September 14, 2020 (Information as of June 29, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
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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.