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Mar. 25, 2019 UPDATE

The Tale of Genji Museum, Uji City

- 宇治市源氏物語ミュージアム -
Traveler Friendly
English, Chinese, Korean brochures are offered at the entrance. There are staff who speak English and free audio guides in 4 languages.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese, English
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Mar. 25, 2019 UPDATE

The Tale of Genji Museum, Uji City

- 宇治市源氏物語ミュージアム -
Traveler Friendly
English, Chinese, Korean brochures are offered at the entrance. There are staff who speak English and free audio guides in 4 languages.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese, English
666 7 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Become familiar with Japan’s oldest novel, The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji Museum—in Uji City to the south of Kyoto—offers 10 exhibitions based on the stories of and to take you through the scenes of Japan’s oldest novel. The Tale of Genji was written by a very famous author in Japan, Murasaki-Shikibu. The novel is about the story of a noble man, Hikaru-Genji and his life in the aristocracy during the middle of the Heian period, over 1,000 years ago. As the last of the 54 chapters of the novel are set in Uji City, a museum was built there in 1998—and renewed in 2008—so you could enjoy exhibitions that would take you back to those times. There are exhibitions containing mannequins of Heian Period court ladies wearing replicas of elegant twelve-layered ceremonial kimonos called Junihitoe. The museum provides audio guides in English, Chinese, and Korean for free.
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Open Hours
9am - 5pm (Enter by 4:30pm)
Reservations
Not accepeted
Closed
Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday) and Dec. 28 to Jan. 3
Price range
・Adults ¥500 ・Children (6 - 15 years old) ¥250 ・As a group (over 30 persons) : Adult ¥400 | Children ¥200
Credit cards
Accepted at the souvenir shop for purchases over ¥3,000
After lunch time will be crowded. Please visit in the morning if you want to look through slowly.
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