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Kyoto National Museum: Museum (博物館)


General Information

Facility: Kyoto National Museum
Address: 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0931
Phone: +81-75-541-1151
FAX: +81-75-531-0263

About Kyoto National Museum:

Since its opening in 1897, the Kyoto National Museum has been collecting various objects around the Kyoto area. The facility consists of the Special Exhibition Hall, The Collection Hall, Conservation Center, and Tea House (堪庵 Tan'an).

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection size: Total: 7,977 (as of March, 2018)
  • 29 National Treasures 
  • 202 Important Cultural Properties
Collections on Loan: 6,235
  • 86 National Treasures
  • 620 Important Cultural Properties
Focus: Pre-modern Japanese works (the largest collection of Heian period artifacts), Asian art, Ancient Chinese and Japanese sutras.
Notable Collection(s):

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects a different romanization system used by an individual institution or collection.

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How to Use the Facility

Visiting the Museum

Admission: Admission fees varies depending on the each special exhibition.

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