Namikawa Cloisonne Museum of Kyoto

Travel Guide - Namikawa Cloisonne Museum of Kyoto


Namikawa Yasuyuki (1845 - 1927) is considered to be Japan's leading modern master of Shippo-yaki cloisonné (enamelware).
The museum exhibits his Shippo-yaki cloisonné works picked up from 130 items he left.

The museum's building is his former residence and studio built in 1894.
A kiln he used still remains inside in the Machiya-style Japanese traditional house.

The Japanese garden in the museum was designed by Ogawa Jihei, a gardener who also designed gardens of Yamagata Aritomo's villas called Murin-an.

Opening Hours

  • 10:00 - 16:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing


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

Access / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes walk from Higashiyama Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line (T10)
  • 25 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #201, #202, #203 or #206 bus.Get off at Higashiyama-Sanjo Bus stop.

Address / Location

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