Enjoy Japanese modern arts in Kyoto
National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto is located close to Heian-jingu Shrine and Okazaki Park and has a gallery and a film center as well. Movies are shown bi-monthly. The movie is held in April, Jun, July, August, and October in 2015. Check the website for the most current schedule. National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto have not only Japanese contemporary arts, but also European and American arts as well.
The 4th Floor's Lobby Where Heian-jingu Shrine Torii Can Be Seen
National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto is very close to Heian-jingu Shrine. The upper Heian-jingu Shrine torii gate from the 4th floor lobby can be seen from here. Please enjoy this unexpected view!
The gallery has some works of nihonga (Japanese-style paintings), yōga (western-style paintings), prints, sculpture, crafts (ceramics, textiles, metal works, wood and bamboo works, lacquers, and jewelry), and photography.
Cafe 505 is glass-walled and faces to a river. You can enjoy coffee, tea, cake, and light meal while seeing a beautiful landscape. Terrace seats are popular as a great spot where people can enjoy cherry blossoms in spring. Unfortunately, reservations are not accepted.
Museum shop offers art books, postcards and exhibition catalogs which were held in National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto previously. Glass crafts and overseas products are also available.
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National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK) / 京都国立近代美術館
|Category||Museums & Galleries|
|Address||The National Museum of Modern Art, Okazaki Enshoji-cho,Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi,Kyoto,606-8344|
|Directions||[By JR/bus] From JR/Kintetsu Kyoto Station (Kyoto-eki-mae boarding area A1), take Kyoto City Bus No. 5 (toward Iwakura Sōshajō-mae), get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae bus stop. From JR/Kintetsu Kyoto Station (Kyoto-eki-mae boarding area D1), take Kyoto City Bus No. 100 (toward Ginkakuji Temple, express), get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae bus stop. [By Hankyu/Keihan/bus] From Hankyū Karasuma Station/Kawaramachi Stationor Keihan Sanjō Station, take Kyoto City Bus No. 5 (toward Iwakura Sōshajō), get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae bus stop. From Hankyū Karasuma Station/Kawaramachi Stationor Keihan Gion-Shijō Station, take Kyoto City Bus No. 46 (toward Heian Jingū Shrine), get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae bus stop [By other bus routes] Get off at Okazaki Koen/ROHM Theatre, Miyakomesse bus stop or get off at Higashiyama Nijo,Okazaki Koen-guchi bus stop and walk for 5 minutes. [By subway] Get off at Higashiyama Station of Kyoto City subway Tōzai Lineand 10 minutes walk.|
|Open Hours||9:30am - 5pm (must enter by 4:30pm)|
|Closed||Mondays (if Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday is closed instead) / New Year's holiday|
The price of admission for special and travelling exhibitions differ between each exhibition
|Credit cards||Not accepted except in museum shop|
English brochures are available
|Information||English brochures are available|
|Lanuages spoken||English (only at ticket machine and information center)|