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. For The Museum of Kyoto and beyond, use our Kyoto online road trip planner to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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  • It's three days of travel to enjoy the fall foliage in Kyoto worse afternoon the weather forecast. To the entrance, there's no Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto would what to enter. Special exhibition is declined so to 1,300 yen. Is Japanese if Tokyo as seen in free movies. Permanent exhibition is 500 yen, and the movie, here. It's actually came because today is to be screened out the first installment of Tora-San. I thought it would be nice to see on screen several times looking at the video, but it's the correct answer. Laughed a lot! Cinema of retirement was as supposed. Permanent exhibition is incredibly boring, so quickly. What is individuality is not lined. The design of Tatsuno's Kyoto cultural Museum annex brick building. Container is good content. And not just apologized to Japan Museum of art, Museum of as good this box, the contents of the sloppy but many I think.
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  • Beautiful brick building in old Japan, Bank of Kyoto branch is currently used as a museum. If you happened to be hugging, Kyoto art exhibition that you can see free of charge in like, walked in. Quite surreal. It was interesting. Love is in the shop.
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  • A nice little museum with pleasant staff, but very little on display - especially since most floors are now closed. There was just one floor of exhibits and another floor for a theatre, and only the t...  more »
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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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