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The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

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Learn about the history of the city at the modestly sized The Museum of Kyoto, featuring various illuminating artifacts and exhibitions. Observe artworks and crafts that reveal Kyoto's culture and that of the greater Japanese society. In the gift shop, you'll find many souvenir options in the form of traditional wares and crafts. Check the listings to find out what special exhibits will be on show during your visit. While the museum offers little in the way of English information boards, you can take a pamphlet and audio guide to help decipher the displays. Work out when and for how long to visit The Museum of Kyoto and other Kyoto attractions using our handy Kyoto itinerary planner.
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  • Compared with 17 World Heritage sites in Kyoto, the content of the Museum is relatively thin, little collections, the Museum is mostly historical data of a comb. But because in the city, you could see in her spare time,
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  • Tatsuno ware design and I had visited. Kyoto branch of the Bank of Japan earlier, and it was spectacular. It would be nice to examine the plan in preparation for the concert, during the visit. Overview of the Gion Festival exhibition, such as can be seen connected to annex in the back aisle, screening of the film, on the second floor in the 3rd floor 500 yen admission fee. You can visit depending on the interest and time.
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  • Kyoto hostels Kyoto cultural Museum is located north of Kyoto station, next to the log cabin-Cho Tong bian. Price is too low, even over thousands of small natural history museum into the access charge, too 驚 people, Kyoto, China State natural history museum are only 600, wasn't worth it.
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  • Great history. Limited English text on displays however there are guides / guidesheets. There was a cat exhibition on when I went which was fun to decode!
  • Would have liked to have spent more time in the museum but since we had already seen the featured exhibit we only explored the 1st floor area. Mostly occupied by arts and crafts shops on this floor so admission is free. There was an architect's scaled down 3D model of the entire museum's buildings (old and new) as represented by the uploaded photos taken December 2016
  • The museum, once found, was an educational treat. I learned a lot about the history of the people and the influence of the Chinese culture on that of the Japanese. There are also English speaking guides there to educate you, free of charge. A lovely add on.
  • They have a couple of cool items in their collection, but it's not the most interesting museum... I don't think I'd recommend it, unless you're mad about samurais.
  • Well curated under 40 young artists display, the works of art & where they were placed shows the cleverness of the curator. Staff & volunteers are great.

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Kyoto spoils visitors for choice when it comes to good accommodations, offering everything from traditional ryokans to luxury Western-style hotels. In a city used to receiving foreign travelers, you'll find that most establishments know exactly what to offer tourists and how to help newcomers to the area. To avoid paying premium prices during the cherry blossom season, consider staying in Osaka, located just a 30-minute train ride away. If you must stay in Kyoto itself, keep in mind that centrally located hotels charge more than those in the outer neighborhoods.
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