Dec. 28, 2018 UPDATE

The Museum "EKi" KYOTO

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A Museum inside JR Isetan Department Store in Kyoto Station
On the 7th floor of Isetan department store is an art museum with exhibition changing every month. Variety of exhibitions brings excitement to frequent visitors of the museum. Look to see if scheduled exhibition brings any interest to you as most of the exhibitions is a must-see! Because it is located right inside Kyoto Station, this art museum is perfect for those who want to briefly enjoy when you have a few moments to spare before heading out on a train.
Exhibitions Change Monthly
Exhibitions Change Monthly
Check out what kind of exhibition is going on. The information is available online or grab a pamphlet at the entrance of the museum if you are in the area. You could take a glimpse of the exhibition being held. Walk around to the back part of the museum for entrance and front counter of the exhibition.
Art Exhibition
The types of exhibition vary throughout the year. For example, manga artist, Machiko Hasegawa’s exhibition held for about one month displayed her work in chronological order with a visual of her work desk projecting the process of her manga creation. In the past, exhibition for Japanese jokey were held in celebration of his 30th anniversary in the sport. An exhibition of Kanjiro Kawai, a Japanese potter born in 1890, is planned to be held in September and October of 2016. Wide range of exhibition can be enjoyed throughout the year.
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Pay with a Transit Card
Pay the entrance fee with a IC transit card such as ICOCA, Suica, PASMO, etc to get 200 yen off the entrance fee. Entrance fee cost depends on the exhibition. Children under elementary school age are free to enter.
Manner & Tips
- Manner & Tips -
Be considerate of others with respectful voices. Check the calendar on their website to see the open/close dates. Dates in white are on the calendar indicate open days.
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The exhibition changes every month so I suggest you check out the website or in front of the museum to see if interests you. The location is perfect for those who have some time before getting on the train. Its easy to access, and they have awesome exhibitions!
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The Museum "EKi" KYOTO / 美術館「えき」
Category Museums & Galleries
Phone +81 75 (352) 1111 (main switchboard)
Address JR Kyoto Isetan 7th floor, 901 Higashi Shioko-ji, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8555
Directions Located right inside Kyoto Station which can be accessed JR Train, Kintetsu Train, and Kyoto City Subway. The museum is located right on 7th floor.
Open Hours 10am - 8pm *You must enter by 30 minutes before closing
Reservations Not accepted
Closed According to closure of Isetan Department Store
Notes If paying with transit IC cards, make sure to have it charged beforehand. Cards with sufficient funds will not be allowed to be used.
Price range
It varies according to exhibition
Credit cards Not accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Not much information in languages other than Japanese
Information Japanese
Lanuages spoken Japanese

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