The Museum of Kyoto

Travel Guide - The Museum of Kyoto


A number of artists are attracted to Kyoto and choose Kyoto as their art motif.
The Museum of Kyoto introduces the history and culture of Kyoto.
Its exhibition features paintings by Japanese painters from different modern period of time which show a variety of aspects of Kyoto; Kyoto art and craft masterworks, film and theater exhibits, Kyoto archaeological artifacts, local crafts and more.
The museum also has a section of quality shops, restaurants and cafes.
The museum was renovated and re-opened in 2011.

The museum's annex building built in 1906 used to be the Bank of Japan Kyoto branch.
The building is designated as an important cultural property, and you can enter the building for free.

Opening Hours

  • 10:00 - 19:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • Mondays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • Year-end and New Year's holidays

Access / Public Transport

  • 3 minutes walk from Karasuma-Oike Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K08) or Tozai Line (T13)

Address / Location

* Please click each address to show the location.


norton@nortonmythos - 2021/10/27 05:33
Showing Now in the Kyoto Arts Museum

Thank you Cake Hara for including me in this exhibition this (His beautiful L…
michael dempster@DrMDempster - 2021/10/26 15:09
A shuid mention aboot ma comics wirk in the Kyoto International Manga Museum - it's the first uisin the ISO 639-2 l…
alex korenori@alexkorenori - 2021/10/26 14:03
Coffee at Maeda Coffee Shop at the National Museum of Kyoto. Tastes like how gourmet coffee used to taste, pre-Sta…
Ko Rōri ahau@LaurieFleming - 2021/10/26 03:39
@vivsterNZ @rocketteach The Kyoto Museum has them on all the displays - and automagically uses the language setting…
Nhung Tuyet Tran@nhungtuyettran - 2021/10/26 00:07
Finally cleaning up my office after small fire which killed my 10 year old Mac in September, window with plants giv…
Hiro_Japan🌏@ANIKIfromSDT - 2021/10/25 21:54
We went to Kyoto. Kyoto railway museum was so nice so Ichise was running and smiling a lot in there. After that we…
A. Valentine@KitsuneMiku - 2021/10/25 19:27
Subaru will be at the Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design.
CECIL🦇🎀⛓@TACTIClAN - 2021/10/25 15:54
im going to kyoto next month and if society allows it i will be visiting the hijikata toshizou museum
What's up in Kyoto@whatsupinkyoto - 2021/10/25 08:12
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@Matt_Alt Very nice for you. We stopped visiting Kyoto in the early 2000s. It was just getting too much like disney…
京都観光とグルメのブログ@sakiduke - 2021/10/24 09:51
The garden of Kenninji Temple, a trick art museum in Kyoto, is interesting.
What's up in Kyoto@whatsupinkyoto - 2021/10/23 08:07
The Bunpaku - the #Museum of #Kyoto on Sanjo - is the place to be this weekend!

Enjoy their annual 'Master Crafts…
Being Kansai@BeingKansai - 2021/10/22 21:46
Thomas the Tank Engine is doing a residency at the Kyoto Railway Museum until January 10th!
He chats with and quiz…
Harsh Madhusudan@harshmadhusudan - 2021/10/22 16:01
The Spectrum of Japanese Religious History -
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Survey Shinto, Buddhist influence, Confu…
shin yamamoto@alrequino - 2021/10/22 11:11
Thomas the Tank Engine parked at Kyoto museum until Jan. 10 | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Anal…
GlobalNewsJapan 🇯🇵@GlobalNewsJapan - 2021/10/22 11:09
Thomas the Tank Engine parked at #Kyoto museum until Jan. 10 | The Asahi Shimbun: @AJWasahi
chibinetsuke@chibinetsuke - 2021/10/22 08:38
Daily netsuke 7

Not a common subject for netsuke, this dog was carved by Tomotada, who was one of the most famous…
Being Kansai@BeingKansai - 2021/10/21 13:03
A few of the 100 Maiko Illustrations that decorate the Kyoto Manga Museum. (1/2) #Kyoto #maiko #manga
GRAU書記長【公式】@GRAU11994455 - 2021/10/19 14:57
The Kyoto Botanical Garden is in danger! We need your help to keep this 'Museum of Living Plants' alive!」…
Thomas Maluck@LiberryTom - 2021/10/19 12:13
@Crabcakes0455 Seeing the Kyoto manga museum's Phoenix up close was magical. A giant beacon of 'that stuff you like…
Being Kansai@BeingKansai - 2021/10/18 13:05
A cast of Golgo 13 creator Takao Saito’s drawing hand at the Kyoto International Museum of art. ✏️#Kyoto #Manga
What's up in Kyoto@whatsupinkyoto - 2021/10/18 09:17
One more week to see 'Bedazzling Sword Fittings of the Ishiguro School'.

The Kiyomizu Sannenzaka #museum in…
Being Kansai@BeingKansai - 2021/10/17 17:55
A memorial section at the Kyoto International Manga Museum for Takao Saito, the creator of Golgo 13 who passed away…
cólera@cantaohdiosa - 2021/10/16 02:50
@chrisem9 Tokyo: Shibuya, Shinjuku and Ueno are the best neighborhoods to visit. Maybe Ropongi Hills with all the m…
Vanchieri Carlo@VanchieriArtist - 2021/10/16 01:57
My #exhibition at Art Quake #Kyoto 2017 Biennale (3-9 April), held at 'The Museum of Kyoto' . #art #fineart…
Patrick Wallace@PatWallace05 - 2021/10/15 19:01
I went to the Kyoto National Museum on a date today, and stopped at its restaurant, The Muses, for some cake and co…
TheSudrianStoryteller@SudricStorytell - 2021/10/14 18:46
Is it me, or does the blue paint on the Kyoto Railway Museum C11 Thomas look identical to the Strasburg Railroad Th…
KYOTO CMEX (EN)@kyotocmex_en - 2021/10/14 14:59
[KyoMaf 2021] I went to the Kyoto International Manga Museum!
KYOTO CMEX (EN)@kyotocmex_en - 2021/10/14 08:30
[Kyoto content related information] Held on Saturday and Sunday this week! Cosplay event 'Cosplay Exchange Meeting…
GEN🖤💜@SunDogGen - 2021/10/12 12:36
'Fish and birds reacting to last night's earthquake in northwestern Chiba prefecture caught on video. Brown upper l…
English subtitles (A Toy Film History of Showa: The Second Sino-Japanese War, which includes some remarkable news f…
M Saiham Hossain@msaihamhossain - 2021/10/11 21:55
The Kyoto National Museum is one of the major art museums in Japan. Located in Kyoto's Higashiyama ward, the museum…
Rocho@Msamalam - 2021/10/11 17:12
@lkp48 The Kyoto railway museum should be fun for any kid (and nerdy adults)
Go to Kyoto & Nara@GoToKyotoNara - 2021/10/11 07:21
第2回 #野外工芸作家展
The 2nd Open-Air Craft Artist Exhibition


from Oct 9, 2021 to Nov 23, 2021

Go to Kyoto & Nara@GoToKyotoNara - 2021/10/11 07:13
Dialogues with the Collection
#6つの部屋 6 Rooms

from 9 Oct to 5 Dec 2021

Trevor Holloway OAM@TrevorWHolloway - 2021/10/10 19:40
And we stumbled across the Shoyeido Incense Museum close by.

They have groovy scent boxes where you get immersed…
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Kyoto is famous for cultural temples, but there is also the 'Kyoto International Manga Museum'.

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