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Kyoto National Museum

Museum Kyoto, Japan

One of Japan's oldest and most distinguished museums Kyoto National Museum

The Kyoto National Museum (京都国立博物館) is one of the major art museums in Japan: located in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward, the museum focuses on pre-modern Japanese and Asian art. The Kyoto National Museum, then the Imperial Museum of Kyoto, was proposed, along with the Imperial Museum of Tokyo and the Imperial Museum of Nara, in 1889, and construction on the museum finished in October 1895. The museum was opened in 1897 and since then, it went through a series of name changes, in 1900 changing its name to the Imperial Household Museum of Kyoto, and once more in 1924 to the Imperial Gift Museum of Kyoto, the current title, the Kyoto National Museum, was decided upon in 1952.

Opening Time
    Monday: Closed
    Tuesday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Wednesday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Friday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
    Sunday: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

+81 75-525-2473

527 Chayacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0931, Japan

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