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Kyoto National Museum

527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-1151
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Wet day visit to special exhibition

It was a rainy morning so we took a bus to the Kyoto National Museum. Stop D2 at Kyoto station and... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Bernie S
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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A museum of pre-modern Japanese and Buddhist art

The Kyoto National Museum is a mix of old and new. It consists of the Special Exhibition Hall... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2018
Eisen1984
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Singapore, Singapore
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This museum houses a large collection of artworks and archaeological artifacts from the Kyoto area.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It was a rainy morning so we took a bus to the Kyoto National Museum. Stop D2 at Kyoto station and take bus 206 or 208 or 100. The signage is clear for identifying where you need to get off. It is beside the museum....More

Thank Bernie S
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Kyoto National Museum is a mix of old and new. It consists of the Special Exhibition Hall (formerly the Old Imperial Kyoto Museum), which was completed in 1895, and the Heisei Chishinkan Wing, a new permanent collections hall renovated in 2014. Do check out...More

1  Thank Eisen1984
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

There was a collection donated by a Japanese family showing items spending hundreds of years. This was a good exhibition of items from a wealthy Japanese family. Other than this there is an exhibition on ancient statues. You can hire English audio headsets or just...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Exceptional collection must do and very nice building architecture ( new ) so must do in Tokyo absolutely

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

We spent about 3 hours here, and really enjoyed the archaeology/historical section. Most of the items have English descriptions. It is very quiet and reasonably priced. The gift store had a nice selection. The museum itself is in the museum district and some of the...More

2  Thank Candy S
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Relatively cheap entry at ¥550 per person. Audio guides were another ¥500 each, personally didn’t think they were necessary unless you wanted very in depth information. Most of what was said in the audio guide was written in less detail in English near the artefact...More

Thank Lachlan N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The museum doesn't allow the use of any electronic device and there is limited information in any other language than Japanese. So without the picture to text translation of my phone, that I have used in other museums, there was no so much information to...More

4  Thank Josep P
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The building is so wonderful. Regularly exhibits the alternative, but here are top-notch nothing of the exhibition, because Tokyo like to Kyoto but are not there is a wonderful museums, etc. around, comes almost every time, every time there is a special exhibition, here in...More

Thank DimasLaksani
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the temporary exposition on the treasures of Japan. It is an amazing collection of art. Unfortunatelly, these treasures are not presented in the most favourable manner. There is no apparent limit to the number visitors, leading to rows and rows of visitors pressing...More

1  Thank Cristian R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I went to see the special "Masterpieces of Japan" exhibition mid-morning on a weekday. It was expensive to get in and there was absolutely no crowd control - they just let person after person in, to the point that you could not see a single...More

3  Thank Kate M
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京都市では,外国人観光客がストレスなく公式多言語観光サイト「Kyoto City Official Travel... More
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Hi, I don't remember exactly nor I kept the ticket but the price was "normal" for Japan and it may change for special exhibitions, from the site: kyohaku --> about 780yen for both of you. In addition I paid about 500Y for... More
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