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The Museum of Kyoto

The Museum of Kyoto is a cultural facility designed to bring visitors into close touch with Kyoto's outstanding cultural traditions and to stimulate the imagination of new cultures. In addition to learning about the history of Kyoto, the museum also introduces outstanding artifacts related to Kyoto in accordance with the museum's occasional programs. Also, the film theater shows classic films owned by Kyoto Prefecture.

There is a main building and an annex, and the annex is a reused building of the former Bank of Japan Kyoto branch, built in 1906.It is a representative Western-style building of the Meiji period, designed by Tatsuno Kingo, an architect known for designing Tokyo Station and Osaka City Central Public Hall, and his apprentice Nagano Uheiji, and is listed as a National Important Cultural Property of Japan. This is a must-visit spot where you can enjoy the famous architecture while deepening your understanding of Kyoto's history and culture.

Facilities include a café, restaurant and museum shop, so you can relax and enjoy your visit.


Sanjo Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto



Access from nearest station

Subway Karasuma-Oike Station, Exit 5, 3-minute walk east on Sanjo Street.

Opening hours

(General exhibitions) 10am-19.30pm (admission until 19.00pm), (Special exhibitions) 10am-6pm*Extended until 19.30pm on Fridays (admission 30 minutes before each exhibition), (Annex) 10am-19.30pm (closing hours may change depending on events). Opening hours of shops in the museum vary from shop to shop.


Mondays (open if Monday is a public holiday, closed the following day), 28 Dec - 3 Jan.

Closure days may be set for each exhibition.


[General exhibition] ¥500 (400) for adults, ¥400 (320) for university students, free for high school students and younger.

*Group rates in brackets ( ) are for groups of 20 or more.

*Show the ticket stub of the Kyoto International Manga Museum and get a group discount.

<Special Exhibition> Varies according to the exhibition.


stroller for rent (one), dedicated diaper-changing seat, wheelchair for rent, wheelchair-accessible lift, wheelchair-accessible toilet, ostomate, AED, etc.; guide dogs, assistance dogs and hearing dogs are allowed; written communication is allowed.


For foreign visitors Volunteers provide guidance in foreign languages in the General Exhibition Room on the 2nd floor (Kyoto History Zone) (volunteers are available in English, Chinese, Korean, German and Spanish, but advance notice is required for non-English speakers).

Official website


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