Kyoto National Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 527 Chayacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0931, Japan
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  • 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

Individuals:

  • 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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Kyoto National Museum

  • Kyoto National Museum Address: 527 Chayacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0931, Japan
  • Kyoto National Museum Contact Number: +81-755252473
  • Kyoto National Museum Timing: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Kyoto National Museum Price: 520 JPY
  • Best time to visit Kyoto National Museum(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kyoto National Museum: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kyoto National Museum

  • 3.21% of people who visit Kyoto include Kyoto National Museum in their plan

  • 51.67% of people start their Kyoto National Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kyoto National Museum

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

93.04% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kyoto National Museum

People normally club together Kiyomizu-dera and Nishiki Market while planning their visit to Kyoto National Museum.

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Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto Reviews

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  • On the way to Sanjusangendo, I found out this place. The garden is beautiful and I was so impressed by the 5 Wisdom Buddhas on the 1st floor. The focus lighting made them stunning and I couldn't stop looking at them. And there are also other interesting exhibitions such as kimono, paintings, ceramics, etc. This place was worth visiting.

  • The facility is very modern and attractive. Inside are some exquisite examples of pottery and statues as well as some ancient scrolls with text and pictures that I have never seen before as well as excellent paintings from the medieval period. Good English text accompanies most of the exhibition. Even if you're not an afficionado of such things I consider it well worth a couple of hours of your time.

  • Beautiful antiques and works of art are here. They have many types of art here including ceramics, paintings, calligraphy, clothing, metal works, sculptures and more. The only downside is that it is a bit on the small side for a national museum in my opinion. I would recommend a visit in any case.

  • An impressive collection of Japanese pieces of work. I strongly advise anyone staying in Kyoto to visit the museum. While being quite quick to visit, it displays various objects such as historical everyday life objects or religious artifacts.

  • The special exhibition on “SWORDS OF KYOTO”, will be held till the 25th of November at “Kyoto National Museum”. This exhibition features nearly every National Treasure sword by master craftmanship exhibiting Japan's cultural heritage. Place: 527 Chayacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

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