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[Facility] Kyoto National Museum

[Hours] 9:30-18:00 *Fri: 20:00 (Reception ends 30 mins before closing)
[Hols] Mon (following day if Nat. Hol.)
*Open only for special exhibitions as permanent collection building is being reconstructed

  • Universal Toilets
  • Guide Dogs
  • Assisted Movement

Built in 1895 across the road from Sanjusangendo Temple, the museum comprises the Special Exhibition Hall (important cultural asset) designed by the famous architect Tokuma Katayama and the Collections Hall designed by Keichi Morita. Visitors are greeted by views of lawns, stone memorials, sculptures (Rodin's The Thinker, etc.) and fountain plaza as they enter the grounds. Inside, the museum houses antiquities that speak of Kyoto, Buddhist sculptures and religious artifacts from temples and shrines, sliding-door paintings, sculptures, ceramics, textiles and many other precious artworks, many of which are national treasures or important cultural assets. The museum also is prominent in Japan for its collections of Oriental (mainly Japanese) ancient artifacts and ancient artworks.
Note that at present the Collections Hall is undergoing building work so only the Special Exhibition Hall is open.
Exhibition routes are wide and slopes are in place, so wheelchair users can access the museum to enjoy exhibits. (Month checked: 2018.Dec, )

Location 527 Chaya-cho Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto, 605-0931
Tel 075-525-2473
Fax 075-531-0263
Access City Bus Museum Sanjusangendo-temple Alight and the destination is there, Alight at Keihan Shichijo Sta. and walk 7min
Charges [Discounts for disabled] Disabled person: Free, One assistant: Free (Must have organizer's consent) * Must present Disability Card
[Charge] Varies according to special exhibitions, * See homepage for details
[Group charge] Varies according to special exhibitions, * See homepage for details
[Parking] 25 cars, 6 buses
[Wheelchair marked parking] 3 spaces
[Wheelchair friendly toilet]Beside ticket booth, in garden, in special exhibition hall
[Services] 15 wheelchairs available/Portable audio guide (charged)/First-aid office/Guide dog/Multi-lingual pamphlet(English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish)/Multi-lingual guide boards (Eng)
[Entrance] Automatic doors
[Movement] Equipped with slopes/Passageway is more than 90cm wide

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