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Kyoto National Museum
Kyoto Top 1 in Must-Visit Museums

4.6/5
156 Reviews
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Liked by 7
Closed Closed from 1/1-1/1;Open from 1/2-12/27,Tue-Sun,9:30am-5:00pm;Closed from 12/28-12/31;Closed on Mon
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 527 Chayacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0931, Japan
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Official website: https://www.kyohaku.go.jp
Phone: +81-75-5252473

What people are saying:

Both historical building & very modern building are so beautiful.

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  • 674peterx
    674peterx
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    Great place to spend a half day

    Beautiful museum and I strongly recommend it for the person that loves history or a family that would like to learn more about humanity!

    Reviewed on /Date(1599663302000+0800)/
  • cricketfanBB
    cricketfanBB
    Auckland
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    Varied exhibitions

    seems some of the exhibits change often but they were all great. Some excellent ancient stone age stuff.

    Reviewed on /Date(1581858453000+0800)/
  • TibetTrader
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    Terrific location....

    say, however - absolutely overcrowded when we visited and, even though I'm tall and can look over the majority of other visitors, it was still to busy to be any fun. Good location and great 36 Poets e...

    Reviewed on /Date(1576139315000+0800)/
  • Warner L
    Warner L
    Pasadena, California, USA
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    HARD TO RATE A NUSEUM THAT IS CLOSED

    I went out of my way to go to this museum unaware of its closure for renovations - to reopen March 2020. There was a special exhibit on the calligraphy of 36 poets pre-1000ad. There wasn't any Englis...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574377828000+0800)/
  • G_Australia99
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    Terrible, avoid at all costs. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

    I had high hopes for the Kyoto National Museum, but found the experience a terrible waste of money and bordering on a scam. 1. Half of the buildings are closed, as the secondary building is being reno...

    Reviewed on /Date(1574206336000+0800)/

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Introduction

Kyoto National Museum is one of Japan's four great national museum, and is very representative. The collection is mainly ancient Japanese artwork, divided into themes such as stoneware, pottery, paintings, everyday tools, and knives and blades -- each with its own exhibition hall. There are over eighty thousand ancient Asian handcraft artworks, including sculpture of Samantabhadra, folding screen with forest painting, Heiji period paintings, and over eighty Baishi poem collections.
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