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The Museum of Kyoto

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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

photoSecond floor History of Kyoto

Second floor History of Kyoto

photoThird floor Film theater

Third floor Film theater

photoThe annex (the former Kyoto branch of the Bank of Japan, an Important Cultural Property)

The annex (the former Kyoto branch of the Bank of Japan, an Important Cultural Property)

Address Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-ku
TEL 075-222-0888
FAX 075-222-0889
URL http://www.bunpaku.or.jp
Hours 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)
Closed Mon (following day if Nat Hol), New Year Hols
Adm General displays: Adults ¥500, College students ¥400, Special exhibition charge differs by exhibition, Annex: Free (charge required depending on the events)
Access A 3-min walk from Exits 5, 3-1 and 3-2 of the Subway Karasuma Line and Tozai Line Karasuma Oike Stn
Parking Available (Charged)

Facilities near by

photo:Kyoto City Library of Historical Documents

Kyoto City Library of Historical Documents

Unraveling Kyoto history through important ancient documents

photo:Kyoto Municipal Museum of School History

Kyoto Municipal Museum of School History

The history of modern education in Japan has its roots in Kyoto

photo:Yuuhisai Koudoukan

Yuuhisai Koudoukan

A salon for studying and appreciating the art of Japanese culture

photo:Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum

Fascinating microcosm of exquisite sculpture

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