Jan. 22, 2018 UPDATE

Kyoto National Museum

- 京都国立博物館 -
Foreign friendly
The museum is easily accessible from Kyoto Station plus they also have a website in English.
Information
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
English, but only at the information desk.
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Jan. 22, 2018 UPDATE

Kyoto National Museum

- 京都国立博物館 -
Foreign friendly
The museum is easily accessible from Kyoto Station plus they also have a website in English.
Information
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
English, but only at the information desk.
346 4 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
The Kyoto National Museum is one of the famous museums in Kyoto housing some of the most important cultural properties of Japan
*Reuse and copying of the images used in this article is strictly forbidden. The Kyoto National Museum was founded during the Meiji period to protect important cultural artifacts that had until then been held by shrines and temples. The museum has two wings, the Heisei Chishinkan Wing and the Meiji Kotokan Hall, where they mainly display important cultural properties from Kyoto. Both wings of the museum are architecturally significant; the Meiji period Western style red brick Special Exhibition Hall, Meiji Kotokan, the Main Gate of the museum, and the new and modern Heisei Chishinkan Wing just opened in 2014. At the museum they hold two kinds of exhibitions, special exhibitions twice a year with a specific topic and thematic exhibitions showing artifacts and artwork from the museum collection, which are reinstalled regularly. They have sculptures, metalwork, illustrated handscrolls, Buddhist paintings, and lacquerware on display, some of them designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties of Japan. Besides these exhibitions, there are also outdoor exhibits and even a quaint tea house, so there really is a lot to see at this museum that is representative of Kyoto.
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Open Hours
From Tuesday to Thursday and Sundays: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Entrance until 4:30 p.m.) Fridays and Saturdays: June: 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Entrance until 7:30 p.m.) July, August, September 1, 2: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Entrance until 8:30 p.m.)
Reservations
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Closed
Mondays and from December 25, 2017, to January 1, 2018. *If Monday is a national holiday the museum will be open but closed the following Tuesday. *Thematic Exhibitions are closed on the following days: 2017: September 5 to October 1, November 28 to December 17. 2018: March 20 to April 5.
Price range
General: 520 yen, university students: 260 yen. *High school students and those under 18 or over 70 get in for free. *The admission to Special Exhibitions requires a separate fee. *If there is a Special Exhibition you cannot buy the ticket for the Heisei Chishinkan Wing Thematic Exhibitions.
Credit cards
Accepted.
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