The Museum of Kyoto
- Film theater on the 3rd floor screening films in the museum is collection and gallery for the study and promotion of cinema culture
All sorts of data from historical literature to film
This museum comprises a main building used mostly for exhibitions and an annex (the former Kyoto branch of the Bank of Japan, an Important Cultural Property) used for various special events in the hall such as exhibitions and concerts.
These introduce to the public a wide range of Kyoto history and traditional cultures in an easy-to-understand manner.
A special exhibition hall occupies the 4th floor of the main building and is used for popular exhibitions of valuable materials and superb art and craft works in Japan and from around the world. The 2nd and 3rd floors are home to general exhibition rooms that introduce visitors to the history and culture of Kyoto via materials and visuals that follow the events of the city from Heian to Meiji period.
These floors also are the venues for planned exhibitions on themes related to seasonal events, owned the treasures by temples and shrines in the city, Kyoto prefecture’s works and the collections of illustrious local families.
The annex was designed by Kingo Tatsuno (a colossus in the field of modern architecture in Japan) and his apprentice Nagano Uheiji. It was once the former Kyoto branch of the Bank of Japan, and still clearly preserves the prestige of those days
Second floor History of Kyoto
Third floor Film theater
The annex (the former Kyoto branch of the Bank of Japan, an Important Cultural Property)
|Museum 10:00~19:30 (entry by 19:00), Special exhibitions 10:00~18:00 (19:30 on Fri, entry 30 mins before closing time)
|Mon (following day if Nat Hol), New Year Hols
|General displays: Adults ¥500, College students ¥400, Special exhibition charge differs by exhibition, Annex: Free (charge required depending on the events)
|A 3-min walk from Exits 5, 3-1 and 3-2 of the Subway Karasuma Line and Tozai Line Karasuma Oike Stn
Facilities near by
Kyoto Traditional Furniture Museum
Exquisite furniture founded in court culture
Chushin Art Museum
Traditional Kyoto culture supported by a local credit union
To-ji Temple Treasure Museum
Touching the esoteric arts passed down from Kukai
KCI Gallery (The Kyoto Costume Institute)
Chasing the trends of West European fashion