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Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art

9 Okazaki, Enshoji-Cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8344, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-4111
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9 Okazaki, Enshoji-Cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8344, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-761-4111
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Found the museum very easily with bus 46 from Gion. Easily spend a day in this area as there are different museums and the theatre as well as a major shrine,and spent over 2 hours between the Van Gogh in Japan exhibition and the galleries...More

Thank Kaz H
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This is the biggest rip-off. They list a huge inventory of Modern Art however, only one small floor is actually on display and we were in and out within 20 minutes. It's not worth the effort and a joke compared to other museums we have...More

Thank lamiaofthelake
Reviewed 4 November 2017

The museum was very enjoyable, it is not too big, and the art works were interesting and intriguing.

Thank D L
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Through exhibit and a rare occasion to see in full blossom Van Cleef & Arpels mastery of jewelry, from its beginnings to nowadays. Beautiful pieces reminiscent of times past. A must see for those who love gemology and jewelry.

1  Thank Luisa C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The permenant collection is somewhat small but the current exhibit of Japanese fine art and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is a work of art in itself. Hardly anywhere else will you see pieces of jewelry displayed to such advantage, outside of Germany and the...More

Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 14 June 2017

A rare opportunity presented itself as we were able to see the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry exhibit while in Kyoto -- a different location is chosen once a year for this exhibition.

Thank AwayWeGo2016789
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very disappointing with a small selection of works on view. Not worth a visit - great city such as Kyoto should have a museum of art worthy of it.

1  Thank robertdesmaraisct
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I ventured here for respite from the rain and didn't regret it, not least for the delicious pasta dish I had for lunch (only 1000 yen including a drink). The German poster exhibition is interesting but the highlight are the two wall size (appropriately enough!)images...More

1  Thank slippage
Reviewed 4 April 2017

When we visited, the museum had free entry on Fri and Saturday evenings and is open later than normal. It's fine for a free visit, but we would have been disappointed otherwise.

Thank Emily_Robin
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This would be a great place to visit. Well-curated includes art from various media. Make sure you note the museum hours, as they vary. It will be good to check. There is also an entrance fee. Special exhibitions collect higher fees.

Thank TINA M
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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