The Kyoto University Museum

KUMuseum Discover the wonder!

2.6 million academically-significant specimens supporting a broad range of research fields

Kyoto University Museum is one of the largest university museums in Japan.
It was established in 1997 to promote the university’s abundant collection of academically-significant specimens, which have been assembled by faculties since the university’s founding.
Through active educational and research activities based on this collection, the Museum acts as a “window” for bringing the university’s educational and research wealth to the public.
The museum’s collection of approximately 2.6 million items includes national treasures, important cultural properties, and biological type specimens for scientific inventory, among many others. Specialized research staff assemble, manage, and study the collection, supporting the museum’s function as a key domestic institution for fields of sample-based research.

photoTropical Rainforests in Lambir Hills

Tropical Rainforests in Lambir Hills

photoStone Coffin

Stone Coffin


Which mushroom provides a clue to finding a mole burrow?

Address Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
TEL 075-753-3272
FAX 075-753-3277
Hours 9:30 ~ 16:30(entry by 16:00)
Closed Mon, Tue, 18/6 (foundation day), 3rd Wed in Aug (summer hol), 28/12-4/1
Adm Adults ¥400, High school and college students ¥300, Elementary and junior high school students ¥200
Access A 2-min walk from Hyakumanben Stop of City Bus
Parking None (charged parking nearby)

Facilities near by

photo:National Historic Site: The Former Retreat of Tomomi Iwakura and the Taigaku Library

National Historic Site: The Former Retreat of Tomomi Iwakura and the Taigaku Library

The Secluded Residence of a key 19th Century Modernizer

photo:Omotesenke Kitayama Kaikan

Omotesenke Kitayama Kaikan

Feel into the tea culture and open yourself up to a Japanese elegant world

photo:Kouzu Kobunka Museum

Kouzu Kobunka Museum

A collection derived from period movies

photo:Sanzen-in Temple Ennyu-zo Repository

Sanzen-in Temple Ennyu-zo Repository

A reproduction of Gokurakujodo “the land of perfect bliss” so many aim for

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