Kyoto National Museum

Museum in The Kyoto Higashiyama-ku area

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Established in 1897 in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, this museum focuses on early works of art, cultural artifacts and archaeological finds from Kyoto, Japan and East Asia. The Collections Hall, which houses the permanent collection, exhibits archaeological artifacts, ceramics and Buddhist sculpture, as well as ancient to early modern paintings, calligraphy, textiles, lacquerware and metal works. The Special Exhibition Hall, which was built in the Meiji Period (1868-1912), features special exhibitions that are held for a limited period.

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Has a shopHas a parkingHas a restaurant/cafeHas a library/BookstoreAccessible to disabled persons

Opening hours

From 9:30 to 18:00
fridays closing at 20:00, saturdays closing at 20:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a public holiday Monday but closed the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays.


Venue may charge entrance fee on a per-event basis.


Address: 527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0931
Phone: 075-541-1151 Fax: 075-531-0263

7 minute walk from Shichijo Station on the Keihan line; from JR Kyoto Station take the #100, #206 or #208 bus and get off at Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae stop. The venue is 1 minute walk from there.

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