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Kyoto National Museum

527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-1151
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Exceptional collection must do and very nice building architecture ( new ) so must do in Tokyo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jeromesh2001
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China
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Great Collection

We spent about 3 hours here, and really enjoyed the archaeology/historical section. Most of the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Candy S
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Redding, California
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This museum houses a large collection of artworks and archaeological artifacts from the Kyoto area.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0931, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exceptional collection must do and very nice building architecture ( new ) so must do in Tokyo absolutely

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent about 3 hours here, and really enjoyed the archaeology/historical section. Most of the items have English descriptions. It is very quiet and reasonably priced. The gift store had a nice selection. The museum itself is in the museum district and some of the...More

Thank Candy S
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Relatively cheap entry at ¥550 per person. Audio guides were another ¥500 each, personally didn’t think they were necessary unless you wanted very in depth information. Most of what was said in the audio guide was written in less detail in English near the artefact...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

The museum doesn't allow the use of any electronic device and there is limited information in any other language than Japanese. So without the picture to text translation of my phone, that I have used in other museums, there was no so much information to...More

2  Thank Josep P
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The building is so wonderful. Regularly exhibits the alternative, but here are top-notch nothing of the exhibition, because Tokyo like to Kyoto but are not there is a wonderful museums, etc. around, comes almost every time, every time there is a special exhibition, here in...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the temporary exposition on the treasures of Japan. It is an amazing collection of art. Unfortunatelly, these treasures are not presented in the most favourable manner. There is no apparent limit to the number visitors, leading to rows and rows of visitors pressing...More

1  Thank Cristian R
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

I went to see the special "Masterpieces of Japan" exhibition mid-morning on a weekday. It was expensive to get in and there was absolutely no crowd control - they just let person after person in, to the point that you could not see a single...More

2  Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We chose the best and the worst time to visit. Friday evening had extended opening hours for the special national treasures exhibition and it was pouring with rain so most sensible people without a driver to drop/pick them up at the entrance had gone out...More

Thank birchshei
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I did it again: went to a museum in Japan on a Sunday. Not only a Sunday, but a rainy Sunday. My reasons for choosing this museum on this day, even in retrospect, were sound, but the results catastrophic. If I wrote the number of...More

4  Thank Hanan B
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This is a HUGE place, with 3 floors: 1 each for Fine Arts, Handicrafts, and Archaeology. The 1897 building is used only for Special Exhibits; there's a 2014 building for everything else. In spite of the tremendous variety of exhibits the Museum boasts, it's not...More

3  Thank Quasimama
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Response from 光則 船 | Reviewed this property |
京都市では,外国人観光客がストレスなく公式多言語観光サイト「Kyoto City Official Travel... More
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Hi, I don't remember exactly nor I kept the ticket but the price was "normal" for Japan and it may change for special exhibitions, from the site: kyohaku --> about 780yen for both of you. In addition I paid about 500Y for... More
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