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Museum with many ancient arts

Hosomi Museum

Hosomi Museum
The Hosomi Museum was founded in March 1998 and is located in Kyoto's eastern district of Okazaki. The museum is based on the collection of Hosomi Ryo with 1000 works of Japanese art. Items include Heian and Kamakura Buddhist/Shinto art, Muromachi painting, lacquerware, tea ceremony kettles, Momoyama ceramics, as well as Edo paintings.
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Best of Kyoto
Must-visit shops and spots for all first time tourists to Kyoto.
Highly Recommended
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Well Worth a Visit
Less known but widely loved by both tourists and locals. Recommended if your schedule permits.
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For Enthusiasts
Very popular among enthusiasts on these genres. Not always suitable if you are not particularly interested.
Hosomi Museum is a multi-purpose museum. Of course, I could enjoy some arts. In addition to that, I enjoy tea ceremony as well. It is offering Japanese traditional ceremony as well, despite a new museum compared with other museum which are established in Kyoto.
Exhibition room
Must See !
Exhibition Room
Exhibition room has collections which are made from ancient to middle periods (4th-16th centuries). In addition to that, early modern period (16th-19th centuries) products also are available. This is one of the ancient products.
Artcube shop
Must See !
Artcube Shop
Art cube shop has original museum goods, trendy Japanese style items, accessories, and various art-books. Please check the store if you have enough time.
Tea room
Must Do !
Tea Room
Tea room was designed by Nakamura Sotoji with a traditional Sukiya architecture style. Everyday, tea and sweets are offered and you can join to experience tea events. Reservations are required in advance.
Café Cube
Must Do !
Café Cube
Café has a contemporary design and is located in a courtyard of the museum. Sometimes, a wedding or private receptions are held.
Manner & Tips
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It is prohibited to take photos in the exhibition room.
Appearance Photo Hosomi Museum
Hosomi Museum
Categories Museums & Galleries
Phone +81 75-752-5555
Address 6-3, Okazaki Saishojicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8342
Directions 7-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Higashiyama Stn (exit 2)

31, 32, 201, 202, 203 and 206 Kyoto city bus routes : Get off at "Higashiyama-Nijo Okazaki-Koen-guchi" stop; 3 min. walk east on Nijo

5, 46, and 100 Raku Kyoto city bus routes : Get off at "Kyoto Kaikan Bijutsukan-mae" stop; 7 min. walk west on Nijo
Hours Museum/shop:10am - 6pm
Tea Room:11am - 5pm
Cafe:10:30am - 6pm (L.O.5:30pm)
Reservations Not accepted
Closed Every Monday and exhibition changing periods. (If Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be open and closed the following day) / New Year's Holidays Dec. 28 - Jan.1st
Notes Artworks are not permanent exhibit
Fee Admission depends on exhibition
Credit cards Not accepted except in ARTCUBE SHOP
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English brochures are available but English speaking staff is not guaranteed to be attendant
Information English brochure is available
Languages spoken Japanese only
Hosomi Museum +81 75-752-5555 Admission depends on exhibition 2/3

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