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:Miyake Hachiman Shrine – Ema Museum

Miyake Hachiman Shrine – Ema Museum

Ema amulets offered with prayers to cure children’s tantrums

photo:Kyoto City Archeological Museum

Kyoto City Archeological Museum

Meet the history of Kyoto through excavated earthenware and other ancient relics

photo:The Komai Residence (Taku & Shizue Komai Museum)

The Komai Residence (Taku & Shizue Komai Museum)

Vories’ architecture in Kita-Shirakawa

photo:Yuki Pallis Collection

Yuki Pallis Collection

Beautiful European handwork collected under one roof

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