The Museum of Kyoto is a museum
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.
Get off at Karasuma-Oike station on both Tozai and Karasuma Lines. About 3 minutes walk from there.
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Kyoto Imperial Palace