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Nomura Art Museum

The Nomura Art Museum is located in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The museum was established in 1984 by NOMURA Tokushichi II (née Tokuan), the founder of the Nomura Zaibatsu, based on his collection of tea ceremony and Noh plays.

Mr. Nomura, a businessman and modern sukishya (tea ceremony master), had a deep knowledge of the tea ceremony and Noh, and his collection focuses on tea ceremony and Noh as its main themes. The museum's collection consists of tea ceremony utensils, Noh masks, Noh costumes, and about 1,900 items, including seven Important Cultural Properties, nine Important Art Objects, and a posthumous work by Tokuan.

The Nanzenji area where the museum is located is a calm area, so a stroll along the Philosopher's Path, Eikando, and other nearby spots is recommended.


61, Nanzenji Shimogawara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8434, Japan



Access from the nearest station

  • 10 minutes on foot from Exit 1 of Keage Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line.

  • From Kyoto Station bus terminal, take city bus No. 5 bound for Iwakura, get off at Nanzenji/Eikando-michi and walk 10 minutes.

Opening hours

 10:00 - 16:30 (last admission at 16:00)


Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday) *Closed during summer and winter.


Adults 800 yen, Students 300 yen, Persons with disabilities 300 yen

*Free admission for junior high school students and younger; ID required.


Parking lot, elevator, ramp, wheelchair-accessible restrooms, museum store


The museum is open during spring (early March to early June) and fall (early September to early December).

Official Website


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