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The Museum of Kyoto, Kyoto

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History Museum · Museum
Learn about the history of the city at the modestly sized The Museum of Kyoto, featuring various illuminating artifacts and exhibitions. Observe artworks and crafts that reveal Kyoto's culture and that of the greater Japanese society. In the gift shop, you'll find many souvenir options in the form of traditional wares and crafts. Check the listings to find out what special exhibits will be on show during your visit. While the museum offers little in the way of English information boards, you can take a pamphlet and audio guide to help decipher the displays. For The Museum of Kyoto and beyond, use our Kyoto online road trip planner to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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  • I visited the Kyoto museum without any expectations except to learn something of the local history and culture. What I found when I got there was a fantastic exhibition of the Czech artist Mucha...  more »
  • Generally average museum, its website suggested it had more than what was actually there. General admission was 500Y, which was ok value for what we got. The first floor has been set up like an Edo....  more »
  • I came wanting to learn more about the history of Kyoto but unfortunately there was very little English. This would have been fine, but when I attempted to use my phone to translate I was asked not to, and given no good reason why after I explained I was by taking pictures. Apparently there are guides who will walk you through the museum in English but I didn’t see this offer. The museum itself is quite nice and well-kept.
  • Good to know Kyoto history there but not many things other than that.
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