Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto

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Understand the evolution of Japanese arts at Kyoto National Museum, one of the most prestigious museums in the country. Originally set in an 1895 building, a huge modern wing with special pavilions was added in 2014. In numerous galleries, the museum tells a concise story of pre-modern Japanese art and Asian art through archeological relics, illustrated handscrolls, calligraphy, ceramics, textiles, and costumes. You can also see a collection of Buddhist paintings, lacquerware, and metalwork. Outdoor exhibits feature stone sculptures from Korea, early stone Buddhas, and Rodin’s "Thinker." Grab a drink at the lovely tea and coffee house, which sits in a spacious landscape garden. The museum is a five-minute walk from Shichijo station. Plan your visit to Kyoto National Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kyoto online visit planner .
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  • The Kyoto National Museum is home to buildings, fences and gates in historical buildings. This time, he watched the Satakemoto 36 Utasen-e exhibition. From the 3rd floor to the first floor exhibition room at the end. Of the 37 cases cut from Satakemoto Emaki, 31 have been collected, the largest ever. A treasure that has been carefully conveyed while changing the owner. You can enjoy dynasty art.
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  • I came here despite the fact that main building was on renovation, to see the beautiful exhibition on the 36 immortal poets. For me the big disappointment was the absence of any book of this exhibitio...  more »
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  • Great museum. The meiji section was closed when I came but there was still plenty to see. They honored my girlfriends student ID from the US too!
  • A wonderful museum with a fine collection. Easily walkable. A great way to spend an afternoon.
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