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Updated: Jan 10

*Closed until spring 2025 due to renovation work.

SEN-OKU HAKUKOKAN is an art museum located in Shikagaya, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It preserves and exhibits art works donated by the Sumitomo family. The museum also has SEN-OKU HAKUKOKAN Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo.

The museum's collection totals approximately 3,500 works of art, including two National Treasures, "Akino Makigyuu" and "Line Engraving of Buddhist Mirrors (Line Engraving of Three Images of Buddha and Others)," 19 Important Cultural Properties, and 60 Important Art Objects. The exhibits are diverse and include ancient Chinese bronzes, Chinese and Japanese calligraphy and paintings, Western paintings, modern ceramics, tea ceremony utensils, stationery, Noh masks and costumes, and other valuable items.

This museum is recommended for visitors from overseas as well, as they can experience Oriental crafts and the Chinese culture that has influenced Japan. You can also enjoy the natural beauty of Kyoto from inside the museum, including the view of Mount Higashiyama and the open courtyard.


24 Shikagayashimomiyanomae-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan



Access from the nearest station

20-minute walk from Keage Station on the Subway Tozai Line


10:00 - 17:00 (last admission by 16:30)


Mondays (or the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday), exhibition change periods, year-end and New Year holidays, and other special holidays.


¥800 for adults, ¥600 for high school and university students, free for junior high school students and younger

*Includes admission to the Bronze Museum.

Fees are subject to change depending on the exhibition. Please refer to each exhibition page for details.

Groups of 20 or more receive a 20% discount.

Free admission for the disabled and up to one accompanying person with a disabled person's identification card.


wheelchair rental, writing board, elevator (assistance required), multipurpose restroom, AED installed, lockers, nursing room and diaper changing stations available, museum store


Assistance dogs are allowed.

Official Website


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