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Kahitsu-kan, Museum of Contemporary Art Kyoto

Kahitsu-kan - Museum of Contemporary Art Kyoto deals mainly with modern and contemporary art. The name "Kahitsukan", named by the museum director, refers to the desire to maintain a free spirit that always questions established theories as "what is necessarily". The collection exhibition focuses on works by KITAOHJI Rosanjin, MURAKAMI Hanagaku and YAMAGUCHI Kaoru. The works of KITAOHJI Rosanjin are particularly well represented, and are on permanent display in the KITAOHJI Rosanjin Room on the basement floor.

KITAOHJI Rosanjin Works Room

The architecture, which was designed by the director himself, is another highlight.

The museum has a contemporary exterior with high-ceilinged exhibition rooms and a Japanese-style tokonoma (alcove), providing a viewing space that brings out the full appeal of the artworks, as well as a tea ceremony room on the fifth floor and a 'light garden' with natural light streaming in from the sky.

Yasaka Shrine and Hanamikoji Street are located near Kahitsukan and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kyoto. It is one of the best places in the bustling Kyoto area where you can enjoy art in peace and quiet.


271, Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto




5-minute walk from Gion bus stop on City Bus No. 206, alighting at JR Kyoto Station.

Opening hours

10:00-17:30 (last admission 17:00) Opening hours may change depending on the exhibition.


Mondays, New Year's holidays, exhibition preparation periods


¥1,200 for adults.


No parking available.

Official website


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