Kyoto National Museum


Museums & Sights



The National Museum is worth a visit just to see the building. Constructed in the 1890s, this neo-classical gem by Tokuma Katayama has been designated an Important Cultural Property. It now functions as the special exhibition hall, which stages regular, fascinating shows of Chinese and Japanese art and artefacts. The museum’s permanent collection, which is housed in a newer and less photogenic Collection Hall, is closed until 2013 as the wing undergoes renovations.

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Review updated October 2009


527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto

Transport Shichijo Station (Keihan line).

Telephone 075 541 1151

Open 9.30am-5pm tue-sun.

Admission Admission ¥500.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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