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Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

124 Okazakienshojicho, Sakyo-ku | Okazaki Park, Kyoto 606-8344, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-4107
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
124 Okazakienshojicho, Sakyo-ku | Okazaki Park, Kyoto 606-8344, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

A great free museum to wander around on a rainy day. Some beautiful paintings, drawings and calligraphy.

Thank anotherplanetwithyou
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We have been to this somewhat run-down museum several times. You never know what might be there. The museum often has special exhibits, for which one must pay an entry fee. But for other exhibits, which appear to be more local or community based, there...More

Thank paokano
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We recently made a visit to the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art for the Ito Jakuchu exhibit. I used to frequent this museum often during my childhood growing up in Kyoto. However this was my first time in over 30 years. This museum, which opened...More

1  Thank N_and_R
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We had time to kill and I wanted to see the Mary Cassatt exhibit, so we took the bus from the JR train station. This was an easy and economical way to go. The main exhibit was extensive as was another exhibit of an early20...More

Thank 24lorraineS
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We planned to go to the Modern Art Museum across the street but due to a national holiday it was closed. We paid 1200 yen each (three of us) to walk the perimeter of the first floor gallery that had only Japanese scrolls. Nice scrolls...More

Thank oregonfrost
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My husband was reluctant to go in at first, but he quickly changed his mind. There were several exhibitions taking place, but we only visited the free/permanent display, which was an eye opener. It presents a very diverse selection of modern Japanese artists, and not...More

Thank moushmoula
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This museum is advertised as being free except for temporary exhibitions. The problem was that everything was temporary exhibitions. We ended up paying 500yen for an exhibition of Japanese Paintings (there was a Salvador Dali exhibition at the time, for 3 times that price). The...More

Thank lfgbaia
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Entry to this museum is ¥500 which is not bad but there is no information in English regarding the origins of the paintings of the artists. It is small as well so don't expect to spend too much time here, I spent under half an...More

Thank jackmoore93
Reviewed 6 July 2016

No English info about was a bit confusing and obviously changed since previous reviews. Seemed to be four separate paid exhibits - we pad 500yen for a small mixed Japanese exhibit which was good. There was also a Salvador Dali which was 1500yen. No care...More

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The museum had a Monet exhibit and a Renoir exhibit. Both showed a great selection of Art. However almost all the text was in Japanese only, so I missed out on reading context and what the curator was trying to convey. There was also an...More

1  Thank Don P
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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