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- Address: 527 Chayacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0931, Japan
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-755252473
- Ticket Price: 520 JPY
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
Kyoto National Museum - Review
One of Japan’s oldest museums, the Kyoto National Museum is spread across several buildings, the most famous being the Main Hall which is a beautiful example of Meiji architecture. Opened in the year 1897 as the Imperial Museum of Kyoto, this museum is one of the top four museums in the country and for good reason. On display are objects and artefacts such as paintings, sculptures, archaeological relics, pottery, ceramics, paintings of calligraphy, photographs, costumes and a lot more. If you want to understand the history of Japan, this museum should be on your Kyoto itinerary.
Kyoto National Museum Ticket Prices
- Adult: 520 yen
- University students (ID required): 260 yen
- High school students or younger: Free admission
Groups of 20 people or more:
- Adult: 410 yen
- University students (ID required): 210 yen
Admissions for Special exhibitions are separate from the entry fees and will cost you more.
Kyoto National Museum Opening and Closing Hours
Last entry at 4.30 pm.
During special exhibitions:
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm (Entrance until 5:30 pm.)
- Friday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm (Entrance until 7:30 pm)
When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and will remain closed on the Tuesday following that Monday.
How To reach Kyoto National Museum by Public Transport
- Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae bus stop
- Shichijo Station
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11.55% of people who visit Kyoto include Kyoto National Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
43.92% of people start their Kyoto National Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kyoto National Museum
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Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto Reviews
Truly a beautiful museum with a stunning first exhibit when we were there yesterday. The third and fourth floor were unfortunately closed for renovations (?) at the time however our visit was still fantastic and I would highly recommend if you have time. Entry was 520 for an adult ticket if I recall and we spent 2 hours in the building to view the first two floors which was a perfect amount of time.
I had a wonderful experience in Kyoto National Museum. The design of the two buildings is awesome. One is a modern style and the other is a classic style. I saw the 池大雅exhibition in 2018 summer. That was one of the greatest exhibitions I have ever seen.
Not bad but there's not that much on display and over half of it is not that interesting. Good building but very dark. The outside architecture is much better than the inside. The old one is just an oddity that is fun to see. Currently under renovation though. So you can't go in. You'd think the museum would have a lot more to show and some much more interesting items too. So a bit disappointing.
Make sure you make time for the Kimono video presentation (went during summer)
The two exhibitions I've seen here (National Treasures and Ike no Taiga) were kinda expensive but both very good.