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Otani University: Museum (博物館)


General Information

Otani University Museum
Koyama-Kamifusacho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8143
Sunday, Monday, Holidays


About the Museum:

The Otani University museum was founded in October 2003 to preserve and exhibit important cultural materials to the public. Otani University owns eight important cultural objects.

Resources & Facilities

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: about 12,000 items

Notable Collection(s):
  • Shunki (春記): Heian period diary written by Tōgū (東宮) Ononomya Sukefusa (権大夫小野宮資房), an important cultural property.
  • Senchaku hongan nenbutsushū (選択本願念仏集): Kamakura period, comprised and written by Honen (法然) in 16 chapters, an important cultural property.
  • Yuasa Kagemo kishinjō (湯浅景基寄進状)(明恵加筆文書: Kamakura period, written by YTears for the Lovers (湯浅景基) when Semuiji (施無畏寺) was given to Myōen (明恵), an important cultural property.

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

How to Use the Facility

Vsiting the Museum


  • Permanent Exhibition: 200 (160) yen
  • Special Exhibition: 300 (240) yen

Note: () indicates a group rate.

Admission is free for the following:

  • Otani University affiliates and alumni
  • Seniors (70 years +)
  • Those with disabilities (+ one companion)

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