A Museum with many ancient works of art
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 paintings, lacquer ware, tea ceremony kettles, Momoyama ceramics, as well as Edo paintings.
Exhibit Room
Exhibit Room
The exhibit room has collections made up of works from the ancient to middle periods (4th-16th centuries). In addition to that, early modern period (16th-19th centuries) works are also available. The work pictured is one of these ancient pieces.
Artcube Shop
Artcube Shop
The Art cube shop has original museum goods, trendy Japanese style items, accessories, and various art-books. Please check the store if you have the time.
Tea Room
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Tea Room
The tea room was designed by Nakamura Sotoji with a traditional Sukiya architecture style. Every day, tea and sweets are offered and you can join in and experience tea ceremonies. Reservations are required in advance.
Café Cube
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Café Cube
The café has a contemporary design and is located in the courtyard of the museum. Sometimes, weddings or private receptions are held here too.
Manner & Tips
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It is prohibited to take photos in the exhibition room.
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Overseas Tourist-Friendly
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Hosomi Museum is a multi-purpose museum. Of course, I could enjoy some arts. In addition to that, I enjoy tea ceremony as well. It is offering Japanese traditional ceremony as well, despite a new museum compared with other museum which are established in Kyoto.
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Hosomi Museum / 細見美術館
Category Museums & Galleries
Phone +81 75-752-5555
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
Open Hours Museum/shop:10am - 6pm Tea Room:11am - 5pm Cafe:10:30am - 6pm (L.O.5:30pm)
Reservations Not accepted
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 permanently on exhibit
Price range
Admission depends on exhibition
Credit cards Not accepted except in ARTCUBE SHOP
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
English brochures are available but English speaking staff is not guaranteed.
Information English brochure is available
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
URL1 http://www.emuseum.or.jp/eng/index.html
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