The Museum of Kyoto

Museum in The Kyoto Nakagyo-ku area

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The Museum of Kyoto introduces Kyoto culture that is rooted in everyday life and created from people's free and innovative ideas. The museum is a multipurpose facility that aims to inspire new concepts by learning from Kyoto's excellent traditions and culture.
The museum consists of the permanent exhibition and the special exhibition. The permanent exhibition is composed of three parts: There is the history museum where one can learn about Kyoto's history and culture; the art museum that displays works by Kyoto's Japanese painters, western painters, sculptors, and artisans; and the film library that holds screenings of films related to Kyoto. At the special exhibition space, themed exhibitions are held frequently.

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Has a shopHas a parkingHas a restaurant/cafeNo Library/BookstoreAccessible to disabled persons

Opening hours

Closed on Mondays
Note:Depends on each event.


Adults ¥500, University Students ¥400, High School Students and under free. Special Exhibition Fees may be charged separately.


Address: Higashikatamachi 623-1, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 604-8183
Phone: 075-222-0888 Fax: 075-222-0889

3 minute walk from exit 5 at Karasuma Oike Station on the Karasuma subway line; 7 minute walk from exit 16 at Karasuma Station on the Hankyu line.

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