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The Museum of Kyoto

The Museum of KyotoThe Museum of KyotoThe Museum of Kyoto is a museum introducing the history and culture of Kyoto.
It is located about 0.3 km southeast of Karasuma-Oike intersection, and about 2.5 km north of Kyoto station.

Originally this was a private museum of cultural foundation, and was opened in 1968 in the building of former Kyoto branch of Bank of Japan.
And the museum was transferred to Kyoto Prefecture in 1988.
New building for the museum was built next to the old museum.
The building of former Kyoto branch of Bank of Japan has been designated as a important cultural property, and it is used as the annex of the current museum.

In the museum, various articles about culture, industry, lifestyle of Kyoto from ancient times to modern age are displayed.
Also the artistic handicrafts in Kyoto are introduced.

In the first floor, there is a shopping area modeled after an old Kyoto town.

The Museum of Kyoto official website : Only this page is written in English.

How to get to here

By subway

Get off at Karasuma-Oike station on both Tozai and Karasuma Lines. About 3 minutes walk from there.




The Museum of Kyoto The annex
Photo by Railstation.net
Exhibition room In a shop

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