The Museum of Kyoto, Nakagyo

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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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  • I have only seen the exhibition. I recommend that you come to Kyoto to visit us because we introduce the history of Kyoto in images and miniatures. In the former Bank of Japan building, a panel of Kyoani was displayed.
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  • The Kyoto Cultural Museum is a slightly smaller museum that sometimes has a unique exhibition. Because it is around Karasuma Sanjo, access is excellent. This time, I was able to browse the works of the gem, such as the folding screen of the rakunaka gaigai figure.
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  • ICOM Kyoto Commemorative Exhibition "Hyakka Ryoran" was held on the 4th floor and brought monopairs. The theme of Kimokawa is the content to enjoy Japanese art, and the works of various techniques such as paintings, ukiyo-e, lacquerwork, etc. were exhibited, and it was worth seeing! It is recommended because the detail of the work comes into view in more detail when there is monopair. On the third floor, you can understand the history of Kyoto, and you will feel like you are exploring Japanese history. On the first floor, there is a shopping and dining zone that reproduces the view of a townhouse in Kyoto during the Edo period, and it is a museum that can be enjoyed comprehensively.
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  • I came wanting to learn more about the history of Kyoto but unfortunately there was very little English. This would have been fine, but when I attempted to use my phone to translate I was asked not to, and given no good reason why after I explained I was by taking pictures. Apparently there are guides who will walk you through the museum in English but I didn’t see this offer. The museum itself is quite nice and well-kept.
  • Good to know Kyoto history there but not many things other than that.
  • It doesn't have enough English explanations and the permanent exhibition is quite short
  • This was my first time to Kyoto. And I had a wonderful visit at The Museum of Kyoto. The Otto Nebel exhibit was showing, and was well worth, the time spent, while learning the history of Kyoto.
  • Compact history of Kyoto and very cool oppertunity to watch english subtitled classical japanese film in their theater
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