Mar. 25, 2019 UPDATE

The Museum "EKi" KYOTO

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An Art Gallery inside the JR Kyoto Station Isetan Department Store
On the 7th floor of the Isetan department store is an art gallery with monthly exhibitions. The variety of exhibitions means even frequent visitors can enjoy it. Have a look to see if any of the scheduled exhibitions peak your interest, as most of them are must-sees! As the art gallery’s located right inside Kyoto Station, it’s perfect for those with a few moments to spare before hopping on a train and just wanting to have a brief look.
Monthly Exhibitions
Monthly Exhibitions
Check out the exhibitions going on. Information is available online or grab a pamphlet at the entrance of the gallery if you’re in the area. You could also take a glimpse of the exhibition being held while you’re at it. Walk around the back of the gallery for the entrance and front counter for the exhibition.
Art Exhibitions
The types of exhibitions vary throughout the year. For example, the manga artist, Machiko Hasegawa’s month long exhibition displayed her works in chronological order and was paired with the projected visual of her work desk showing the process of her manga creation. In the past, an exhibition for a Japanese jokey was held in celebration of his 30th anniversary in the sport. In September and October of 2016, an exhibition of Kanjiro Kawai, a Japanese potter born in 1890 was also held. A Wide range of exhibitions can be enjoyed throughout the year.
3Good Experiences
Pay with a Transit Card
Pay the entrance fee with an IC transit card such as ICOCA, Suica, PASMO, etc, to get 200 yen off the entrance fee. The cost of entrance depends on the exhibition. Children under elementary school age are free to enter.
Manner & Tips
- Manner & Tips -
Be respectful and considerate of others and only speak quietly. 
Check the calendar on their website for open/closed days. The dates marked white 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 by trains such as JR, Kintetsu, and Kyoto City Subway. The museum is located right on the 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 a transit IC card, make sure it is charged. Cards with insufficient funds will be declined.
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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