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Museum with many ancient arts
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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Must See !
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.
Must See !
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.
Must Do !
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.
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It is prohibited to take photos in the exhibition room.
|Categories||Museums & Galleries|
|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)
|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||
English brochures are available but English speaking staff is not guaranteed to be attendant
|Information||English brochure is available|
|Languages spoken||Japanese only|