Enjoy Japanese modern art in Kyoto
The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto is located close to Heian-jingu Shrine and Okazaki Park. It has a gallery and a movie theatre as well. Movies are shown bi-monthly. Movies are held in April, June, July, August, and October 2015. Check the website for the most current schedule. The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto has not only Japanese contemporary art, but also European and American art as well.
The 4th Floor Lobby where Heian-jingu Shrine’s Torii can be seen
The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto is very close to Heian-jingu Shrine. The torii gate of the upper Heian-jingu Shrine can be seen from the 4th floor lobby. Please enjoy this unexpected view
The gallery has works of Nihonga (Japanese-style paintings), Yōga (western-style paintings), prints, sculpture, crafts (ceramics, textiles, metal works, wood and bamboo works, lacquers, and jewelry), and photography.
Cafe 505 has glass walls and faces a river. You can enjoy coffee, tea, cake, or a light meal while enjoying the beautiful landscape. Terrace seats are popular as a great spot for people to enjoy the cherry blossoms in the spring. Unfortunately, reservations are not accepted.
The Museum shop offers art books, postcards and exhibition catalogs which were previously held in The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto. Glass crafts and items from overseas are also available.
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National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto (MOMAK) / 京都国立近代美術館
|Category||Museums & Galleries|
|Address||The National Museum of Modern Art, Okazaki Enshoji-cho,Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi,Kyoto,606-8344|
|Directions||[By JR/bus] From JR/Kintetsu Kyoto Station (Kyoto-eki-mae boarding area A1), take Kyoto City Bus No. 5 (toward Iwakura Sōshajō-mae), get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae bus stop. From JR/Kintetsu Kyoto Station (Kyoto-eki-mae boarding area D1), take Kyoto City Bus No. 100 (toward Ginkakuji Temple, express), get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae bus stop. [By Hankyu/Keihan/bus] From Hankyū Karasuma Station/Kawaramachi Stationor Keihan Sanjō Station, take Kyoto City Bus No. 5 (toward Iwakura Sōshajō), get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae bus stop. From Hankyū Karasuma Station/Kawaramachi Stationor Keihan Gion-Shijō Station, take Kyoto City Bus No. 46 (toward Heian Jingū Shrine), get off at Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae bus stop [By other bus routes] Get off at Okazaki Koen/ROHM Theatre, Miyakomesse bus stop or get off at Higashiyama Nijo,Okazaki Koen-guchi bus stop and walk for 5 minutes. [By subway] Get off at Higashiyama Station of Kyoto City subway Tōzai Lineand 10 minutes walk.|
|Open Hours||9:30am - 5pm (must enter by 4:30pm)|
|Closed||Mondays (if Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday is closed instead) / New Year's holiday|
The price of admission for special and travelling exhibitions differ between each exhibition
|Credit cards||Not accepted except in museum shop|
English brochures are available
|Information||English brochures are available|
|Lanuages spoken||English (only at ticket machine and information center)|