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Must-Visit Museums in Kyoto

TOP 1
Kyoto National Museum
4.6/5
157 Reviews
Kyoto
2.5km from downtown
Museums
Iceman626
"The Kyoto National Museum held a special exhibition on the theme "Kyoto's National Treasure" from July 24 to September 12, of course, the title means that there are many kinds of art at the national treasure level in Kyoto, and the main attraction for me is the real sign of the thunderstorm screen. This is a real show that you've seen in the game, in the news and in the magazines, but it's really, really rare, I don't know what the next opportunity is, I'm really excited and shocked to see the real thing, it's really unspeakable beauty, Also the weather is very good today, because the museum is not allowed to take pictures, so take a lot of pictures outside."

Reasons to Recommend: The luxurious and gorgeous buildings and the design of the beautiful gardens make the Kyoto National Museum famous all over the world. There are old exhibition halls and new exhibition halls. The old brick exhibition hall was designed by Kumayama Katayama, and it is a building that represents the essence of Meiji architecture. The new exhibition hall hosts a permanent exhibition of cultural properties.

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TOP 2
Kyoto International Manga Museum
4.4/5
86 Reviews
Kyoto
782m from downtown
Museums
桂林仙儿
"I have an anime fan at my home. Twenty years like a day love Japanese anime, so, as a rare to come to the comic museum to find dreams, punch cards. Kyoto International Comic Museum is a 100-year primary school converted. 2006 turned into a comic museum. There are three floors, one into the first floor exhibition hall, was the wall of comic books to shock. Not only have Japanese, there are other language version of the comic books, so I saw a lot of foreigners, standing there watching with relish ~ think, even if not Japanese, can read the cartoons language, it is enough to enjoy a feast! The wall of comic books, which runs from the first floor to the third floor, is divided by distribution age, language version and author series. Adults and children can read as much as they want, read and change, or find a skeleton on the shelf to see what comics they were born in the year? What's the big story? Interesting?"

Reasons to Recommend: The Kyoto International Manga Museum is located in Nakagyo District, Kyoto City. It adopts the building of the old Dragon Elementary School and opened on November 25, 2006. It has a collection of 200,000 pieces of materials, including many newspapers from the Meiji period and comics rented out after the war. Books and other precious collections. It is jointly operated by Kyoto City and Kyoto Seika University. The museum mainly collects, preserves and displays comic works that have attracted much attention and are popular with readers, conduct investigation and research on animation culture, and expand and plan animation cultural activities. The collection of precious manga includes Japan's first children's manga "Shounen PACK" and the "Manga Country" during the war, as well as the ancestor of Japanese manga, "Manga News Japan" published in 1874, the first in Japan and the American version of "Manga News Japan". Various translations of "Youth JUMP" and "Doraemon" in Asia, and even American Superman comics and various doujinshi are readily available.

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TOP 3
Japan Kanji Museum & Library
4.4/5
16 Reviews
Kyoto
1.2km from downtown
Museums
Iceman626
"I visited the Chinese Characters Museum and saw the authenticity of this year’s Chinese characters. The Chinese character wall of 50,000 Chinese characters is really spectacular... It is really happy to find my name in the Chinese character wall. Finally, I made a chemical transformation with my body. 】Stay in the museum PS: In the last picture, I don’t understand what these three words mean when they are all capitalized together. I really don’t know if the people in Japan are too dirty or I am too dirty..."

Reasons to Recommend: The Kanji Museum was built on the former site of a middle school in Gion, Dongshan District, Kyoto City, very close to the Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto. The Japanese Kanji Proficiency Testing Association, a public welfare foundation that operates the museum, aims to "build a facility to widely publicize Japanese Kanji culture to the world", and expects more than 200,000 visitors each year. The target population is mainly primary school students, middle school students and their families. However, foreigners who study Japanese can also enjoy it.

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TOP 4
Costume Museum
4.1/5
19 Reviews
Kyoto
2.5km from downtown
Museums
Anciens安森
"The Museum of Customs was established by Mr. Izutsu Yuhei, the eighth-generation owner of a long-established Kyoto shop [Izutsu French Clothing Store] that has existed since 1705. Mr. Izutsu Yuhei was very interested in the history of customs (folk culture). From 1950 Since then, he has served as a consultant for costume history in different institutions and important festivals. In order to let everyone know the Tale of Genji and the Heian period more, in 1974, Mr. Izutsu Yuhei established the Museum of Customs on the fifth floor of Izutsu's French clothing store."

Reasons to Recommend: The Museum of Customs is located near Nishi Honganji Temple. It was established by Mr. Itsuka Yubei, the eighth-generation owner of the well-established Kyoto store "Itsuka Robe Shop" that existed in 1705. Since the Itsuki Robe has a history of 300 years, they accumulated Having acquired a wealth of practical experience, the eighth generation Mr. Ichitsu Yubei was also very interested in the history of customs (folk culture), and in the 1950s, he served as a consultant on the history of costumes at various institutions and important festivals. Then, in 1974, a Customs Museum was established on the fifth floor of the Izutsu Robe Shop, where the scenes from "The Tale of Genji" were presented with scaled-down dolls.

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TOP 5
Kyoto University Museum
4.0/5
12 Reviews
Kyoto
2km from downtown
Museums
Princesstt
"The traffic is still very convenient, and it will take a short walk after getting out of the station. This museum still has a certain scale, and the lobby on the first floor feels very empty. There is also the experience area, we did not choose to do it ourselves"

Reasons to Recommend: The Kyoto University General Museum was established in 1997 (Heisei 9) as a joint educational research facility located within Kyoto University. In the exhibition hall, the natural history exhibition room is mainly large, and you can experience specimen making and other experiences here. In addition, there are exhibition areas for the history of culture and technology in the museum. The cultural history exhibition area displays exhibits such as ancient maps of Kyoto.

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TOP 6
Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
4.5/5
32 Reviews
Kyoto
9.2km from downtown
Museums
Memorial Halls
摆渡修行
"Navigating to the laurel crown, popping out of the map. This is not, this is the club, this is not, this is Showa, this is not, this is the general institute, this is not, this is the factory, this is not, this is not, this is not, this is not, this is not, this is not, this is not, this is the restaurant, I am going to their memorial. No, why can a winery have money to open a memorial. Richie (referring to a palace wine) when can be so rich. Laurel crown, so beautiful! Blue sky, black tile, white wall, not a look. I went to the memorial, the old man in the memorial smiled, very kind, I handed the business card, generously put me in, and also gave me a few coins, said that can be used for drinking. There is wine! The memorial is very easy to walk around, there are many things, fewer words. First, the bottles open, very good looking. "The laurel crown was a barrel 400 years ago, a package 300 years ago, and it was a big, big, big, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, hot, "What is locked in this cabinet?" "Ah this, it is the wine of the Sun Gui Guan and the Moon jiaguan who were the shanzhai qiang." Also visited some of the past and present glory of the laurel guan, the laurel guan and the true Cheng, the only two emperors used to make wine, are very low-key, never speak to the outside, It's like Lei Feng. (The prizes are hidden in the memorial. There are many artisanal sakes, big, sophisticated and beautiful. The old wine-making jar is taller than my people. The old presses are fascinating. I slipped to the screening hall to see the wine production process of the documentary. I was buried under the name of the documentary, this documentary this general do not show to the peers, it is said that because the documentary is too detailed, detailed to the production materials. I see it! Laurel crown good people! It is afraid of sting to peers!"

Reasons to Recommend: The Okura Memorial Hall, which introduces the history of Fushimi sake, was built by making good use of the old sake cellars. This museum is a brewing museum operated by the well-known Japanese brewing company, Yueguiguan Co., Ltd. Converted from a wine cellar built in 1909, it was opened for tours in 1982. This museum provides an easy-to-understand introduction to Fushimi's brewing process and the development of sake. In addition to displaying about 400 brewing tools according to the brewing procedure, there are also various wine utensils, as well as historical materials that introduce the history of Yueguiguan since its establishment. After the tour, you can taste sake such as ginjoshu in the hall of the memorial hall.

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TOP 7
The Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum
4.3/5
15 Reviews
Kyoto
8.4km from downtown
Museums
妮妮吖头
"Among the exhibits are many antiques from Switzerland, Germany, and France, including "musical chairs that sound as soon as you sit on them", "snake dancers with undulating breasts", and "smoking moon faces". The Arashiyama Music Box Museum has overturned the understanding of music boxes. A century ago, a closet-style coin-operated music box like a cd player, the sound quality is so beautiful and unbelievable. While listening, I wanted to find out if the stereo was hidden next to it."

Reasons to Recommend: This museum inherits the precious collections of the world-class music box collector Guido Reuge, and spreads the ingenuity and culture of music boxes to people. Here, ancient music boxes, which can be regarded as historical cultural assets, over 100 years old, are displayed and played.

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TOP 8
The Museum of Kyoto
4.1/5
41 Reviews
Kyoto
579m from downtown
Museums
乐天的静
"I am very satisfied with this natural history museum. It is worth it. The price of the whole place is very reasonable. The location of the museum is very good. It is a very recommended museum. As a descendant of Tang Changan, it is regrettable that I can only see the past from Japanese museums. The glory of China and the prosperous age of sincere service in foreign countries are sad and sad."

Reasons to Recommend: A comprehensive cultural facility that introduces the history and culture of Kyoto in an easy-to-understand manner. The museum has a history exhibition room, an art and craft exhibition room, and a screening room. The branch is a Meiji-era building that used to be the Kyoto branch of the old Bank of Japan. The cafe in the museum was used as a large treasury at that time, and you can experience a strong nostalgic feeling when you come here.

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TOP 9
Nomurabunkazaidan Nomura Art Museum
4.2/5
6 Reviews
Kyoto
2.3km from downtown
Art Museums
WillSum
"I saw this art gallery on the way from Yongxuetang to Nanzenji Temple. In fact, the road that leaned on the temple complex is said to be an extension of the philosophy of philosophy. The whole road has a very quiet atmosphere. The architectural style of the art gallery is relatively compatible with the surrounding residential buildings. It does not pursue too much unconventionality in the outline. Most of the exhibits inside are also related to tea. They are not many calligraphy and paintings as imagined, but have local characteristics."

Reasons to Recommend: The Nomura Museum near Higashiyama Nanzenji Temple in Kyoto is a private collector's museum of tea collections. The simple-looking two-story building houses thousands of tea utensils accumulated by Mr. Nomura Tokushi in his lifetime, including some tea utensils used by Sen Rikyu or made by himself.

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