Kyoto National Museum

Museums, History
Kyoto National Museum
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’s currently closed, but the neighbouring Heisei Chishinkan Hall, a modernist structure by Yoshio Taniguchi, now functions as a special exhibition hall that stages regular, fascinating shows of Chinese and Japanese art and artefacts. It also houses the museum’s permanent collection.


Venue name: Kyoto National Museum
Address: 527 Chayacho, Higashiyama-ku

Opening hours: Tue-Sun 9.30am-5pm
Transport: Shichijo Station (Keihan line)
Price: Adults ¥520, university students ¥260
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