Aug. 31, 2020 UPDATE
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Take a look at the history and culture of Kyoto at this museum
The Museum of Kyoto is a comprehensive cultural facility for introducing the history and culture of Kyoto in a way that is easy to understand. In addition to the varied special exhibitions and movie theater, the Museum has Roji Tenpo, a street of shops and restaurants based on traditional Kyoto townhouse designs. And you can relax, knowing that museum brochures, on-site guidance, explanations and signs are all written in English, Chinese, and Korean.
Long term and Special Exhibition
On the second and third floors, exhibited materials tell Kyoto’s story—its history, culture, and art. The fourth floor has periodically changing exhibits of Japanese and foreign arts and crafts. * Photo-taking is prohibited in the exhibit rooms. * Admission tickets can be purchased at the general information counter on the first floor.
The Museum Of Kyoto Annex
This Western-style building was built about 100 years ago. It was originally the Kyoto branch of the former Bank of Japan. The building was converted and reopened as a museum. It has a profound and solemn atmosphere, that powerfully impacts museum visitors. * Some areas may be off-limits when events such as exhibits are being held.
A Meal in a Restaurant
A Japanese restaurant, a soba noodle shop and a café line the "Roji" street. You can enjoy the unique foods and atmosphere of Kyoto in any one of them. It is a great idea lunch or dinner. Even just having a break in the café is nice too.
Try out and Buy Japanese Sake
This store carries an assortment of Kyoto-brewed sake brands. You can taste test them and then purchase whichever you like. At the counter, you can ask the clerk to wrap it securely so you can get it home in one piece.
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Check the sign board for prohibited areas. Some staff are there for assistance and to inform you if a specific area is prohibited or not.