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Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art

9 Okazaki, Enshoji-Cho, Sakyo-ku, 606-8344, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-4111
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Small, but good

They say that Japanese galleries operate on the basis that less is more - and that's definitely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
fartoomanyusers
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London, United Kingdom
Only the top floor was open :-(

Only the top floor that contains the museum's permanent collection was available for viewing. The... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2018
jazzmin21
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 3 days ago

They say that Japanese galleries operate on the basis that less is more - and that's definitely true of this art gallery. There really isn't a lot to see. Even the highlights listed in my michelin guidebook weren't all on display - in fact hardly...More

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Only the top floor that contains the museum's permanent collection was available for viewing. The other two floors were closed because they were preparing for exhibits. Yes, the permanent collection does have a couple of interesting pieces but it may not be worth it if...More

Thank jazzmin21
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Found the museum very easily with bus 46 from Gion. Easily spend a day in this area as there are different museums and the theatre as well as a major shrine,and spent over 2 hours between the Van Gogh in Japan exhibition and the galleries...More

Thank Kaz H
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This is the biggest rip-off. They list a huge inventory of Modern Art however, only one small floor is actually on display and we were in and out within 20 minutes. It's not worth the effort and a joke compared to other museums we have...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

The museum was very enjoyable, it is not too big, and the art works were interesting and intriguing.

Thank D L
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Through exhibit and a rare occasion to see in full blossom Van Cleef & Arpels mastery of jewelry, from its beginnings to nowadays. Beautiful pieces reminiscent of times past. A must see for those who love gemology and jewelry.

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

The permenant collection is somewhat small but the current exhibit of Japanese fine art and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is a work of art in itself. Hardly anywhere else will you see pieces of jewelry displayed to such advantage, outside of Germany and the...More

Thank Prepcook
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

A rare opportunity presented itself as we were able to see the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry exhibit while in Kyoto -- a different location is chosen once a year for this exhibition.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very disappointing with a small selection of works on view. Not worth a visit - great city such as Kyoto should have a museum of art worthy of it.

1  Thank robertdesmaraisct
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

I ventured here for respite from the rain and didn't regret it, not least for the delicious pasta dish I had for lunch (only 1000 yen including a drink). The German poster exhibition is interesting but the highlight are the two wall size (appropriately enough!)images...More

1  Thank slippage
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blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
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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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