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Kahitsu-kan (Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art)

Travel Guide - Kahitsu-kan (Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art)

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Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, usually called "Kahitsu-kan", is a fantastic private museum located in the Gion district of central Kyoto. Despite facing a busy street, the museum's modern building has serene exhibition spaces and a tea ceremony room facing a roof-top moss garden with a beautiful maple tree inside.
The museum mainly exhibits wonderful paintings created by Japanese painters such as Kagaku Murakami and Kaoru Yamaguchi as well as exquisite ceramics created by Kitaoji Rosanjin. The museum also holds special exhibits several times a year.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 10:00 - 17:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • Mondays
  • Year-end and New Year's holidays

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 1,000 yen (General, Adult)
  • 800 yen (Student)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes walk from Gion-Shijo Station on the Keihan Main Line
  • 13 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #203 bus. Get off at Gion Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 271, Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0073

TweetsTweets

Gina Koutsika @gkoutsika - 2019-09-08
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Glory Dey @GloryDey1 - 2019-09-04
#Culture #Art #Exhibition: Kyoto: Capital Of Artistic Imagination At The Metropolitan Museum: A Collection Of Maste… https://t.co/ePAvsrRHXw
Shogun Designs @Shogundesigns - 2019-07-14
#Yesteryear: The stunning #traditional Kondo #Museum by Mamiya Shinichi #Design Studio in Kyoto, #Japan -… https://t.co/BB7uGUNQKj
What's up in Kyoto @whatsupinkyoto - 2019-06-03
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Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

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Sightseeing Japan @SightseeingJap1 - 2019-04-13
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Sightseeing Japan @SightseeingJap1 - 2019-04-13
Yayoi Kusama My Soul Forever exhibition “Forever Contemporary Art Museum Gion Kyoto” (Kyoto Edition)… https://t.co/P0r2zX3uId
ジェイホッパーズ京都ゲストハウス @Jhoppers_Kyoto - 2019-02-13
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Made in Brunel @madeinbrunel - 2019-01-24
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Kyoto University @KyotoU_News - 2019-01-08
Have you made it to the Kyoto University Museum's special exhibit 'Portraits of Thought'?
Artist and diagram resea… https://t.co/Qa8GMCbdw9
Nic Novicki @nicnovicki - 2018-12-29
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PaePae @paepae - 2018-11-21
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Erica Choi @eggcanvas - 2018-11-20
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Jean Ferdinand @HpLovecraft77 - 2018-11-08
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Aryo Saloko @salokoaryo - 2018-11-02
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Gemar Menggambar @gambaris - 2018-11-02
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Karina Ha @hakarinian - 2018-10-31
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Rik Turnbull @rikturnbull - 2018-10-26
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カフェぼんちぃ @cafe_bonchie - 2018-10-20
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katie-louise herring @ladykt - 2018-10-10
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DaveUpInSanFrancisco @craniumcramp - 2018-10-06
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DaveUpInSanFrancisco @craniumcramp - 2018-10-06
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khonteeneung @khonteeneung - 2018-10-04
Art Appreciation with Yayoi Kusama @ Forever Museum of Contemporary Art, Gion, Kyoto https://t.co/Dik73BPtLL
He Ling @bordeauxblack - 2018-10-03
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dimitri della faille @dimitridf - 2018-09-06
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三谷郁彦 @poohmitani - 2018-09-02
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Simeng LI @jaxx - 2018-08-31
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Irving Oliver @irol55 - 2018-08-20
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Daniel Mintseris @mindlessinertia - 2018-08-19
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