・Don’t drink or eat inside the museum
・You can take pictures inside the museum but there are some displays that can’t be photographed. These displays are marked by “Photography forbidden” stickers. Also, don’t use flash inside the museum.
・On the first floor there are coin lockers for bags and hand luggage (for a fee).
|Category||Museums & Galleries|
|Address||551, Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0074|
|Directions||A 5-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station toward Yasaka Shrine or right by Kyoto City Bus Gion bus stop.|
|Open Hours||9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Entrance to the museum until 4:30 p.m.)|
|Reservations||Not necessary. Big groups need to make an advance reservation.|
|Closed||Mondays (in case of a national holiday the next day) / New Year’s holidays / May be temporarily closed|
Adults ￥800, university and highschool students ￥500, elementary school students ￥300, Children younger than elementary school students and those with disabilities get in for free
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
Right now all the information in the museum is in Japanese, but they are planning on the exhibition in English, Chinese, and Korean too. There are many interactive games on the second floor so there are many things you can try even if you don’t understand Japanese, so those of our readers who are interested in kanji should definitely go.
|Lanuages spoken||Only Japanese.|
|Other||The museum irregularly holds workshops every week on either weekdays or on weekends. In these workshops you can do things like make Chinese character keyrings or make stamps out of erasers, and anyone can join them. They also sometimes hold workshops for adults too. The latest information can be seen on their homepage so if you are interested I recommend checking the website often.|