Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • Perfect place for a break from the temples! Small (1 room) but lots of Kaleidoscopes to look at/through with very colourful "animations" to look at. We (as adults) and our 6 and 7 year olds enjoyed sp...  more »
  • It was really cool seeing so many different kaleidoscopes and what joy quite simple things can give you. It’s a very small museum, but it takes quite some time to go through it all. A very good rainy ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • A small inexpensive museum off the beaten path, with great staff who are happy to help and chat with guests. You can even make your own kaleidoscope, starting at around 5 USD (or a more expensive one for a little over 20 USD). Great outing for rainy days!
  • 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.

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