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Kyoto National Museum

Travel Guide - Kyoto National Museum

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Kyoto National Museum was originally opened as The Imperial Museum of Kyoto in 1897. The museum is mainly housed in two buildings - the prominent red brick building built in 1895 is the museum's former main building (Meiji Koto-kan), and the modern-style white building completed in 2014 is the current main building (Heisei Chishin-kan). The former main building is designated as a Important Cultural Property and is only used for special exhibitions today.
The museum holds about 12,000 of fine arts, historical artifacts and handicrafts, and half of them were donated from the public including shrines and temples in Kyoto and Nara. The museum's collection of fine arts is especially highly rated, holding over 200 items that are designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties.
The museum also displays stone Buddha statues created in the Heian Period (794 - 1185), stone pagodas created in the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333), and a famous sculpture "The Thinker" by Auguste Rodin in the garden.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:30 - 18:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
  • 9:30 - 20:00 (Fridays) *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Varies according to the exhibition

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #206 or #208 bus. Get off at Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae Bus stop.
  • 7 minutes walk from Shichijo Station on the Keihan Main Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 527, Chayacho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0931

TweetsTweets

Hiroyo Morita👘 @MoritaHiroyo - 2019-11-15
🖼 Kyoto National Museum 🖼
Now we can enjoy The Thirty-Six Immortal Poets in Kyoto. I went.
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Hiroyo Morita🦩 @MoritaHiroyo - 2019-11-15
🖼 Kyoto National Museum 🖼
Now we can enjoy The Thirty-Six Immortal Poets in Kyoto. I went.
Do you know waka? It’s J… https://t.co/Dqotsgdq6v
▽JetJet△ 椿の花 @jetjetmkii - 2019-11-06
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▽JetJet△大阪🔁京都🔺11月1➡9日 @jetjetmkii - 2019-11-06
Today's outfit! Completing the lool with purple flats~~ going to visit Yagen one last time, then off to Kyoto natio… https://t.co/pElTtSLLXR
Chloe 💛💚 クロエ @hyakuraii - 2019-11-03
@sensenfukokv I HAVE!! AT KYOTO NATIONAL MUSEUM LAST YEAR WHEN THEY HAD THAT TKRB COLLAB...HIM PRETTY
thebestjapan @thebestjapan - 2019-11-02
Hosting rows and rows of almost life-sized bodhisattvas, Sanjusangendo Temple, or Rengoin, sits across the Kyoto Na… https://t.co/2Ox23T87uz
Danial Ariff @dansontheroad - 2019-10-20
@the_emma_sphere Yes, I went to Kyoto and Osaka in 2017! Do check out Osaka’s National Museum of Art, designed by t… https://t.co/8v8Nr40Nfh
Tetsuya Takemi @TakemiTetsuya - 2019-10-20
Special Exhibition 'The Thirty-Six Immortal Poets' at Kyoto National Museum. https://t.co/Pdmow9Y25y
María A. @zarandillo - 2019-10-15
NOJIMA, Yasuzo 1889 - 1964. Woman, 1932, gelatin silver print, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto https://t.co/n8E3bj0kn4
西縁ゆかり@豆腐屋 @radiosonde1gou - 2019-10-15
Morning glow at Kyoto National Museum.

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Joan D Winston @JoanDWinston1 - 2019-10-14
Favorite thing in the #Kyoto https://t.co/SlOMkp0sI6 special #art exhibition was four panel doors by Maryuama… https://t.co/uJUrkJrZ2S
京都国立博物館 @kyohaku_gallery - 2019-10-13
Notice to Museum Visitors, Sunday, October 13, 2019
The Kyoto National Museum is open today during normal museum hours.
京都国立博物館 @kyohaku_gallery - 2019-10-12
EMERGENCY MUSEUM CLOSURE, Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Due to the event of storm warning, the Kyoto National Museu… https://t.co/BcVMu2nh9U
京都国立博物館 @kyohaku_gallery - 2019-10-11
EMERGENCY MUSEUM CLOSURE, Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Due to the event of storm warning, the Kyoto National Museu… https://t.co/F6e0rGLdEG
Al Skaar @Skaartist - 2019-10-10
Tori, from the Kyoto Museum of Modern Art. #kyoto #tori #japan @ National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto https://t.co/1GiQ8C96dJ
Emits a refreshing scent 🏵️🏵️🏵️ @TrancetheRapper - 2019-10-08
I went to the Kyoto National Museum the other month. Aba malay ko ba about the neolithic implements used during the… https://t.co/Y5MvIA52kL
Andrea @thebookaddict - 2019-10-03
Tokyo day 3: the national museum / garden. Afterwards I wandered the neighborhood around my hotel, and had some fab… https://t.co/16XBgWvo5D
Dr. Paula 💀 Curtis @paularcurtis - 2019-10-03
The scenes from the gaki zoshi scroll depicted here are a National Treasure and belong to the Kyoto National Museum… https://t.co/AuGUHBMh0s
Mike MacKenzie @MWMacKenzie - 2019-09-27
Gardens at Kyoto National Museum; yes, that is one of the 21 casts made of Rodin's 'The Thinker'. The two stupas ar… https://t.co/H5ycSWVpPp
David Jones @metaburbia - 2019-09-22
@HerrHusten @Skeptickler @ClarkeMicah There are infinitely many things that may be orbiting the sun with Russel's T… https://t.co/076KXJYpf7
Tytos @StrixTytos - 2019-09-18
Masamune's most famous work, the Honjo Masamune, sword survied till WW2. There's at least one of his work in the US… https://t.co/Ymo0m99Xms
Tytos @tytosmorgen - 2019-09-18
Masamune's most famous work, the Honjo Masamune, sword survied till WW2. There's at least one of his work in the US… https://t.co/Ymo0m99Xms
ITC Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage @ITCDRMCH - 2019-09-16
After a much needed day off, we are at the Kyoto National Museum. https://t.co/wxr8GLN8NJ
ITC Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage @ITCDRMCH - 2019-09-16
The original building of the Kyoto National Museum was built in 1897 on the former site of the Hoko-ji Temple https://t.co/qcVcVrwDQF
Hiroyo Morita♥️🍀❤️ @HiroyoSusaHoshi - 2019-09-15
Yesterday I looked both at Kyoto National Museum. So beautiful!!
And I looked real Fujin Raijin by Tawaraya Sotatsu… https://t.co/eSy3SMFt0u
Hiroyo Morita♥️💫🚀 @HiroyoSusaHoshi - 2019-09-15
Yesterday I looked both at Kyoto National Museum. So beautiful!!
And I looked real Fujin Raijin by Tawaraya Sotatsu… https://t.co/eSy3SMFt0u
Hiroyo Morita♥️🚀🍀 @HiroyoSusaHoshi - 2019-09-15
Yesterday I looked both at Kyoto National Museum. So beautiful!!
And I looked real Fujin Raijin by Tawaraya Sotatsu… https://t.co/eSy3SMFt0u
mizdesign @mizdesign - 2019-09-14
Dress Code: Are You Playing Fashion?@The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto. The exhibition seems to be strong se… https://t.co/W7jEMapeOC
mizdesign @mizdesign - 2019-09-14
Temple and Shrine Treasures@Kyoto National Museum. Combination of the great collection, night extended opening, arc… https://t.co/zC6iYLsXWu
Hiroyo Morita♥️🍀❤️ @HiroyoSusaHoshi - 2019-09-13
Beautiful‼️
Now we can look two beautiful replicas at Kyoto National Museum.

Left: Fujin Raijin by Ogata Korin
Rig… https://t.co/VnuFJOkCIl

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