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Kahitsukan, Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art

271 Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-1311
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Worth it for the stunning architecture alone.

A small museum with a changing display but worth a visit for the stunning architectural feature... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Tricia H
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Brisbane, Australia
A Nice Break in your Gion Tour

On my visit, the main, almost exclusive, exhibit was a collection of photographs. A quick glance... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Hanan B
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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271 Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-525-1311
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

A small museum with a changing display but worth a visit for the stunning architectural feature including the circular open roof shown aboves. Our visit coincided with an exhibition of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Thank Tricia H
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

On my visit, the main, almost exclusive, exhibit was a collection of photographs. A quick glance at previous reviews suggests that this is the norm. The museum has several floors but a relatively small area on each. This is an advantage to those like myself...More

Thank Hanan B
Reviewed 25 September 2015

We went based on the reviews which suggested there was a wide collection of photography. Actually, there were none, which makes me think the exhibitions change a lot, so make sure to check their web site before you go. Having said that, the show we...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2015

I made a special trip to this tiny museum based largely on the favorable TripAdvisor reviews. Maybe I picked a bad time to visit, but I enjoy contemporary art and after spending 45 minutes on public transit to get there and paying the 1000 Yen...More

1  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 16 February 2015

This is a small but attractive museum near several shrines and temples. This will take about an hour unless you are a truly devoted art lover.

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 2 December 2013

If you happen to be in the area of Gion, take some time out to visit the Kahitsukan. I clicked the "visited in March 2013" button only because they don't offer a multiple visit option. I try to visit the Kahitsukan every year when I...More

3  Thank Gordon S
Reviewed 13 November 2012

Go go go For anyone interested in the arts, this is a must see must do. Myt third visit to Japan and next time I'll go for a month.

1  Thank painterSFBayArea
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Gion
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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