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Kyoto Art Center

Travel Guide - Kyoto Art Center


Kyoto Art Center was set up in 2000 to support young artists and encourages the preservation of Kyoto's traditional arts. The art center uses old school buildings of the former Meirin Elementary School constructed in the Meiji Period (1868 - 1912). The north, south and west wings, the gate and wall of the center were registered as one of the Tangible Cultural Properties in 2008.
The art center has a studio, gallery, and auditorium, and holds a wide variety of events such as exhibitions, performances, and workshops. It also has a library and an information corner, and the library has 5,500 of books and other materials related to Kyoto's art and culture.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 10:00 - 20:00


  • December 28 - January 4

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Shijo Station on the on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K09)
  • 5 minutes walk from Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line
  • 10 minutes walk from Karasuma Oike Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K08) or Tozai Line (T13)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 546-2, Yamabushiyamacho, Nakagyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 604-8156


Kyoto Composers Jazz Orchestra @ComposersO - 2019-07-15
Big News!!!

An article on a concert at the Kyoto Art Center on July 5 written by Eichi Tomizawa has been posted on… https://t.co/BDNocjelBJ
TRT World @trtworld - 2019-06-30
Turkish President Erdogan opens Ara Guler’s exhibition in the Japanese city of Kyoto before visiting an Ottoman-the… https://t.co/pnkHLVBIQb
Aerowaves Europe @AerowavesEurope - 2019-06-20
#OppOclock Are you looking for an #residency? Kyoto Art Center offers #artisticresidencies for #performingartists a… https://t.co/yTg7UAlIo9
ASEF Culture360 @culture360_asef - 2019-06-18
In 2020, the @Kyoto_artcenter Artist-in-Residence Program is open for emerging performing artists and researchers… https://t.co/tvgrkgjrre
Juan Meliá @Juan_Melia - 2019-06-13
Performing Arts call | Kyoto Art Center’s Artist-in-Residence Program offers support to emerging artists and art re… https://t.co/aIbMETc0P9
a+t architecture publishers @aplust_arch - 2019-06-11
Seirensho Art Museum/Naoshima Hall/Kyoto Congress Center
Published in: https://t.co/HwmaKYppc6
Rosetta Ensemble @Rosetta_cme - 2019-05-31
We are delighted to announce our selection of the call for scores 2019.
The Rose, 1964 by Kory Reeder
Meditations f… https://t.co/Lk0xoN9W1D
ARTiT_Asia @ARTiT_Asia - 2019-05-28
【PHOTO】Celebration - Japanese Polish Contemporary Art Exhibition - @ Kyoto Art Center, etc. https://t.co/qrQs5LSMjghttps://t.co/6DsTP0WI5X
Kyoto Composers Jazz Orchestra @ComposersO - 2019-05-28
Big News!!

We will have a great live perfomance at the 'Kyoto Art Center' on July 5th.

Calligrapher, Sutra, and V… https://t.co/jfaPxB7Rtp
IAM @InstytutAM - 2019-05-24
🇯🇵🇵🇱 How to combine Japanese and Polish contemporary art? See the 'Celebration' exhibition for yourself 👇
Vid… https://t.co/jwi9BOH8D7
art-agenda @art_agenda - 2019-05-17
“Celebration: Japanese-Polish Contemporary Art Exhibition” at Kyoto Art Center #KyotoArtCenter… https://t.co/h0qop0DhLw
Anni @anniV4X - 2019-05-08
@Spookback @Justin_Anderson @serinide I didn't go to Kyoto or Osaka, but some Tokyo favs; Mori digital art museum i… https://t.co/0ycOWpoxfe
POLcast @mypolcast - 2019-05-08
“To celebrate Japan and Poland’s 100th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Kyoto Art Center explores the similarit… https://t.co/6kUkISW8jD
Philipp Bayer @PhilippBayer - 2019-05-07
@arikia I know that for Germans, the Goethe institute in Kyoto has artist-in-residence program for German artists -… https://t.co/vXIvKZFYSB
Australia Council @auscouncilarts - 2019-04-12
Opportunities closing next Thursday, 18 April:

- The Kyoto Artist Residency Exchange https://t.co/twykCxwDej

- T… https://t.co/sSA1kQxIpv
Regional Arts Victoria @RegionalArtsVic - 2019-04-12
Kyoto Art Center Residency Exchange for visual artists through Australia Council for the Arts closes 16 April… https://t.co/mKieu0u68E
Australia Council @auscouncilarts - 2019-04-03
EOIs for the Kyoto Art Centre exchange close in less than a week.

https://t.co/twykCxwDej https://t.co/Xi474JdR89
Regional Arts NSW @RegionalArtsNSW - 2019-03-11
Australian visual artists: EOI are open for a rare and unique residency opportunity in #Kyoto 🇯🇵 @auscouncilarts an… https://t.co/xmcgep1OEh
Ken+Julia Yonetani 米谷健+ジュリア @kenjulyonetani - 2019-03-06
Australian artists open call for Kyoto Art Center!! https://t.co/lfNWentQcs
京都芸術センター @Kyoto_artcenter - 2019-03-06
For Australian artists!! We are happy to share this Open-call for Australian visual artists, who wish to work in Ky… https://t.co/pQ5SVJjqzn
Australia Council @auscouncilarts - 2019-03-05
Take your practice to Kyoto.

https://t.co/3YfBIyxZrb https://t.co/V1DXbib6wQ
田茂井廣道(たもいひろみち シテ方観世流能楽師) @hekitou_tamoi - 2019-02-21
You can find information and the application form for TTT 2019 on the Kyoto Art Center website, but we'll post it h… https://t.co/T2aRToMBRO
Art Inside Out @art_inside_out - 2019-02-14
Thank you Kyoto Art Center and @res_artis for the most wonderful time in Kyoto and many inspiring meetings at this… https://t.co/MOpjGvYQLa
Art Inside Out @art_inside_out - 2019-02-06
Opening ceremony & first panel discussion “Context for Change” @res_artis Kyoto meeting, day 1. #resartiskyoto @ Ky… https://t.co/HdiMjxQu37
Tokyo Büyükelçiliği @EmbassyTokyo - 2019-02-05
Historical artifacts of Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace Museum are coming to Japan! The magnificent works of art of Topka… https://t.co/kPu5cCiqay
Res Artis @res_artis - 2019-01-13
Are you thinking of joining us at #resartiskyoto or perhaps debating over which workshops to attend whilst you are… https://t.co/rjeGsPHkcx
Michael Verne @VerneGallery - 2019-01-06
And That’s Sunday’s With Mike.

Please come and see the remarkable prints and paintings I think of one of the
mo… https://t.co/SUzLxsQFaJ
Res Artis @res_artis - 2019-01-06
New Year – New Residency Typologies
As we welcome 2019, what better than an insight into one of our #resartiskyoto… https://t.co/gRojBIaEY1
Directional Forces @direct_forces - 2018-12-21
Are you joining us at #resartiskyoto?
Well to get you prepared we have just released our spotlight on speakers ser… https://t.co/2jTbgjCCsq
Res Artis @res_artis - 2018-12-21
Are you joining us at #resartiskyoto?
Well to get you prepared we have just released our spotlight on speakers ser… https://t.co/HotidFSCkg


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