Ryukoku Museum

Museum in The Kyoto Shimogyo-ku area

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A museum of cultural artifacts centered around Buddhism, located across from Nishi Honganji Temple. Its permanent exhibits trace the origins of Buddhism in India and its spread into Asia and Japan, and a number of special exhibitions are held throughout the year on various aspects of Buddhist history. The museum aims to deepen the public's understanding of Buddhist culture as well as advance academic research in cooperation with Ryukoku University and institutions around the world.

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Home Page

http://museum.ryukoku.ac.jp/ (Japanese)

Opening hours

From 10:00 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a public holiday Monday but closed the following day.


Adults ¥500; Seniors over 65 and University Students ¥400; High School Students ¥300, Registered Disabled and Junior High School Students and under free.


Address: 117 Maruya-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8399
Phone: 075-351-2500 Fax: 075-351-2577

12 minute walk from Kyoto Station on the JR or Kintetsu line; 10 minute walk from Gojo Station on the Karasuma subway line.

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