Kyoto City Library of Historical Documents

Monitors available for the viewing of archive videos on life and its changes in Kyoto

Unraveling Kyoto history through important ancient documents

This museum operates to preserve and make use of data related to the history of Kyoto; works to continue the investigation into important data such as those donated or entrusted to the former Kyoto Histographical Institute; undertakes studies, and stores almost 100,000 ancient documents and folklore data, including three items that are Important Cultural Properties.
The exhibition room on the 1st floor displays variously themed exhibits. The many changes occurring over the long history of Kyoto are shown via many ancient documents, illustrated books and artworks on display. On the 2nd floor, visitors may peruse copies of original manuscripts and consult library researchers about any queries they have on Kyoto history.
Further, as more and more people become interested in history, the library also holds lectures that the general public - from elementary students upward - can participate in as well as spot exhibitions that introduce the materials whenever possible. And, to show what a historical city Kyoto is, the Library runs an internet site “Field Museum” to aid people from children to adults in the search for historical data.



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Address 138-1 Matsukage-cho Teramachi-dori Kojinguchi-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku
TEL 075-241-4312
FAX 075-241-4012
URL http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/bunshi/page/0000003963.html
Hours Exhibit room 9:00~17:00 (entry by 16:30), Inquiry & reading room 9:00~12:00 and 13:00~17:00 (booking by 16:30)
Closed Mon, Nat Hols, New Year Hols, Hols decided by library
Adm Free
Access A 10-min walk from Keihan Jingu-Marutamachi Stn/A 5-min walk from Kawaramachi Marutamachi Stop of City Bus

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