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Hosomi Museum

6-3 Okazaki Saishojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8342, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-752-5555
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Tea ceremony really just for tour groups

The Kokomo tea rooms are situated on the top floor of the Hosomi Museum, but the whole ceremony... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2017
via mobile
Small and expansive

We went for the rooster exhibit. 1200 yen admission and only 3 tiny rooms. I recommend to go only... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Liat G
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This private museum displays a selection of Buddhist and Shinto art exhibits, and also hosts a daily Chanoyu or traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
19 Apr 2017
“Tea ceremony really just for tour groups ”
26 Jul 2016
“Small and expansive ”
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6-3 Okazaki Saishojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8342, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-752-5555
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

The Kokomo tea rooms are situated on the top floor of the Hosomi Museum, but the whole ceremony demonstration is really just for the benefit of tour groups. The lady who did the demonstration did not speak any English, so our tour guide had to...More

Thank Fleckney
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We went for the rooster exhibit. 1200 yen admission and only 3 tiny rooms. I recommend to go only to the museum shop and see/ buy all the artworks there.

Thank Liat G
Reviewed 4 June 2016

There is no permanent exhibit at this small museum, but the temporary exhibits are exquisitely presented. Check the website to see what's currently on. If it looks interesting, by all means go! We took a taxi (cab ride are reasonably priced).

Thank P C
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I went to see Hiroshi Sugimoto's exhibition there for the first time. I found Hosomi Museum has a very unique structure of exhibition. There are only one compact room for each floor which are from ground to B2. You move to the next room by...More

Thank 942shinichim
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Visited the Hosomi museum and paid to get in then discovered what Shunga means. It is erotic and explicit art from old Japan, ~1800's. Much of the style is in the Ukiyo-e style (floating world). The only English was the titles and the pictures were...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We came to Hosomi Museum for the Shunga exhibition which was original shown in Tokyo and was a lot more popular than expected. Likewise, it was very popular in Kyoto too, with the slow shuffle over a number of floors meaning we spent well over...More

Thank Simone R
Reviewed 14 October 2015

There's a 1100 yen admission fee for this small, tasteful museum. If the show appeals to you, definitely go. You'll see a spectacular building design, a specially curated exhibition with labels in English , and you will probably not be tormented by surging crowds. There's...More

Thank nancy c
Reviewed 2 June 2015

The Hosomi museum ticket was the most expensive one during my stay in Kyoto, but didn't worth it: I came during an exhibition about Japanese contemporary artists working in parallel with traditional objects. The late ones were interesting, but the contemporary pieces were full of...More

Thank marion D
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Hosomi is a private museum spread over three floors, alas not very large, with a coffee house and a charming shop. In our previous visit to the museum we have enjoyed their exquisite collection of Japanese objects but this year they have a completely new...More

Thank BukyBenYugli
Reviewed 7 April 2014

no commentary in english. poorly laid out museum. waste of 1000yen. in fact, I should have noticed english sign at pay window that there are no refunds...

Thank boscoblake
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
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