National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


Museums & Sights



A big, grey box designed by Pritzker Prize-winner Fumihiko Maki is the unbecoming home of Kyoto’s top contemporary art venue. The 2,600sq m of floor space hosts an impressive permanent collection of around 10,000 pieces, including works by Piet Mondrian and Marcel Duchamp, as well as Japanese paintings, textiles and ceramics. There are strong temporary exhibitions, occasional performances and cinema screenings. The National Museum is always worth a visit.

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Review updated October 2009


Enshoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku., Kyoto

Transport Buses 5, 46, 100, 206; or Higashiyama station (Tozai line).

Telephone 075 761 4111

Open 9.30am-4.30pm tue-sun.

Admission Admission ¥850.

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


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