Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • We got into Kyoto in the late afternoon and had some time before dinner when we found this place. All the kaleidoscopes are displayed in one room. Some are antique and others are new. It was very ente...  more »
  • I was truly amazed. The Kaleidoscope museum is a small gem. It does not take much room to display a Kaleidoscope, but the worlds you encounter are much bigger than the physical space. Wonderful and im...  more »
  • A very nice place to see a very diverse and interesting array of kaleidoscopes. There is also a workshop corner for making one's own. Photographs were not allowed in the museum (a pity, in my opinion!...  more »
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  • Excellent small place, great break from being over templed! Great exhibits, interaction with all of them is possible and the staff are top notch in helping you when confusion ensues. At the end of the tour there's a great presentation when the lights are dimmed and kaleidoscopes are beamed onto the walls, very relaxing. Superb options at the end too, kaleidoscopes available for purchase to suit any budget and an opportunity to make your own!
  • Small but interesting. The staff are most friendly in explaining
  • This place is tiny, maybe spend 15 minutes here!!! That being said, it is the only kaleidoscope museum anywhere, so if you like kaleidoscopes, come here. I think this museum would be better as an exhibit in a larger museum, rather than being a stand alone museum.
  • If you like kaleidoscopes, this museum is a must. Such beautiful kaleidoscopes! And a spectacular light show, too.
  • Stunningly beautiful! More than worth the money (300 Yen per person). It is small but we spent more than 1,5 hours in there.

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