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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

Sokyo Gallery @sokyo_gallery - 2021-01-27
Sokyo Annex holds MISHIMA Kimiyo's solo show to mark her special inclusion in the 4th Collection Gallery Exhibition… https://t.co/RL28ZBV1ri
Aki Bergen & Richter @AkiRichter - 2021-01-23
Good friend @okano_hiroki projection mapping performance at the National Museum in Kyoto, with Rimpa a masterpiece… https://t.co/lDLuWzFDhe
Ken Hayashi@Arrows Int'l Realty from Kyoto @KyotoRealEstate - 2021-01-17
Price Changed: Jihoin Anmachi House, in Higashiyama near Kyoto National Museum and Sanjusangendo Temple, for Sale i… https://t.co/lDwfPNvJCm
Romang Antiques @RomangAntiques - 2021-01-12
One of my favorite artwork of my Japanese collection by the great Master RYOZO TANIGUCHI.
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倉田憲一 @kenichikurata - 2021-01-09
Se soulever!

100Years of BUNRIHA:Can Architecture Be Art ? 場所: National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto https://t.co/E3zfQDVl9B
Marina Amaral @marinamaral2 - 2021-01-08
This armor set has been passed down as having been worn by Shimazu Nariarkia (1809–1858). Ō-yoroi originated during… https://t.co/Lfbw7l7ZiZ
FUKUSIMA,Yukihiro @archivist_kyoto - 2020-12-31
“Victory Mail | National Postal Museum” https://t.co/T6fUMX597b
Acsi_Nakabajasi @nakabajasi - 2020-12-28
Shading settings on Sketchfab, 'Shadeless' or 'Lit' .

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Artexpert @artexpertapp - 2020-12-28
Discover Masterworks of Ink Painting from the Muromachi period (1392-1573). Kyoto National Museum.… https://t.co/P0cg7DMOG2
Sokyo Gallery @sokyo_gallery - 2020-12-25
Works by Kimiyo Mishima will be exhibited at the 4th Collection Gallery Exhibition 2020 will be held in the Collect… https://t.co/Ib3GEBrZj7
BungakuReportEN(文学通信 海外版) @BungakuReportEN - 2020-12-24
【Kyoto University 2020 Invited Lecture Series】

Lecture 2

Intended Break and Unexpected Continuation: School Docum… https://t.co/EVdEGWweuS
Dr. Ghostly Hanukkah #blacklivesmatter 👻🕎✨🧟‍♀️ @broomsticknpen - 2020-12-23
@sheepchase Yeah he did... but it looks like the exhibition for Kyoto National Museum isn't until after April 2021,… https://t.co/lNfwuU3ziw
Dr. Ghostly RESIDENT #blacklivesmatter 👻🕎✨🧟‍♀️ @broomsticknpen - 2020-12-23
@sheepchase Yeah he did... but it looks like the exhibition for Kyoto National Museum isn't until after April 2021,… https://t.co/lNfwuU3ziw
Mami Morita @CheeseTomatoPie - 2020-12-23
@Kmaher56 ①
Kevin ! Our plane.
December 25
We go around near my home by walk for 1.5 hour at after noon.
1.Heian-ji… https://t.co/c2Cp1CyIRW
Sokyo Gallery @sokyo_gallery - 2020-12-23
Works by Kimiyo Mishima will be exhibited at the 4th Collection Gallery Exhibition 2020 will be held in the Collect… https://t.co/D04u55x8Lc
キトゥンカンパニーinfo @KTTNCO - 2020-12-23
Cultural Exchange Day for Foreign Students, December 23, 2020 | 京都国立博物館 | Kyoto National Museum - https://t.co/WJHzIKovX6
What's up in Kyoto @whatsupinkyoto - 2020-12-21
Get a headstart into next year at the #kyoto National #museum with their exhibition 'Bullish on the New Year'.

Eve… https://t.co/hMdqarHC2t
Dr. Paula R. Curtis @paularcurtis - 2020-12-19
The Nagano prefectural museum will showcase a 1584 letter by the famed warrior Tokugawa Ieyasu, writing to the Shim… https://t.co/Td8VWl0994
sky_kei @key_study_0708 - 2020-12-19
I went to the Higo Hosokawa Garden in Tokyo to listen to Professor Suekane's lecture at the Kyoto National Museum,… https://t.co/56ftnE5vJK
風音 @ka_za_mya - 2020-12-19
I went to the Higo Hosokawa Garden in Tokyo to listen to Professor Suekane's lecture at the Kyoto National Museum,… https://t.co/OHCZb5UCg4
京都大学東南アジア地域研究研究所(CSEAS) @kucseas - 2020-12-16
Meet Umesao Tadao. 'Lightning could strike.'

Jan 13th (Wed), 2020-March 14th (Sun). At Kyoto University Museum. Op… https://t.co/8ov9ChHQ1b
JAPAN SEARCH(公式) @jpsearch_go - 2020-12-11
The Iwasaki Edition of Nihon Shoki (Nihongi), Volumes 22 and 24. Kyoto National Museum (@kyohaku_gallery)
One of th… https://t.co/r8BbewAnEl
TSUMUGU: Japan Art & Culture (English ed.) @jpn_art_culture - 2020-12-10
Today, they brought in the 1/10 scale model of national treasure Daisen-in temple (#Kyoto) main hall. This and othe… https://t.co/PDAqMRUQMu
◆誠希 SEIKI // ⚠ NOGITSUNE @SlLVEROULETTE - 2020-12-09
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Client Name:
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(interest of Japan government)

Seeking Item:
The first Masamune… https://t.co/yBuAAj6uuX
Frasca @M_A_Frasca - 2020-12-08
@mattkeeley My wife and I spent two weeks on our own in Japan back in 2012. Part of the fun was wandering around t… https://t.co/Mjv41tQKUF
上村洋一 Yoichi Kamimura @yoichikamimura - 2020-12-03
💧New sound installation in Kyoto💧
'KYOTO AQUATOPE'

💧【Online Program】💧
https://t.co/hsc88iZyqb

💧【Offline Program】… https://t.co/mINy25cUmT
Visit Kyoto & Nara @VisitKyotoNara - 2020-11-25
Kyoto National Museum
Foreign Students Day on Wed 23 Dec 2020
offers:
● Free Admission to collection exhibition
● F… https://t.co/DuIwIOdsre
Holden Burnham @HoldenBurnham - 2020-11-24
Kyoto National Museum / @kyohaku_gallery https://t.co/own3zXMlmu
Romang Antiques @RomangAntiques - 2020-11-19
From the Japanese Collection:
Master works by TSUKAMOTO KAIJI, a Japanese Living Human National Treasure.… https://t.co/PSHGhEt0mQ
Prisma 😷 @ImperialJPNfan - 2020-11-13
November 9-10: Princess Takamado (Hisako) visited Nara and Kyoto Prefectures for the 72nd Shosoin exhibition at Nar… https://t.co/S0foM9B1ut

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