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[Facility] Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

[Hours] 9:00-17:00(Reception ends 16:30)
[Hols] Mon (following day if Nat. Hol.), Year-end hols (usually 28 Dec-2 Jan)

  • Audio Guidance, Braille
  • Guide Dogs
  • Equipped with Slopes
  • Universal (Wheelchair Friendly) Toilets
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

Right beside the giant torii gate of Heian-jingu Shrine stands a brick building topped by an emerald green copper roof – this is the Municipal Museum of Art. Having been built in 1933, it is the second oldest art museum in Japan after the one in the capital, Tokyo. The collection includes superb works by contemporary Japanese artists who were active in Kyoto, such as Shoen Uemura, Chikyo Ono and Heihachiro Fukuda. The museum also holds exhibitions of works by the general public and aims to be an easy-to-access museum for everyone, so why not make a visit to see what is within the stately walls.
Efforts, such as exhibits for touch-and-feel experiences, are made to make the art enjoyable for the visually impaired. (Month checked: 2018.Dec, )

Location 124 Okazaki Enshoji-cho Sakyo-ku,Kyoto, 606-8344
Tel 075-771-4334
Fax 075-761-0444
Access City Bus Okazakikoen-park Museum・Heianjingu-shrine Alight and short walk, Higashiyama Subway Sta.: Alight and 10-min walk
Charges [Discounts for disabled] Varies depending on exhibition
[Charge] Varies depending on exhibition
[Group charge] Available * Groups of 20 people or more
[Parking] None(parking at Okazaki Park on north side of art museum)
[Wheelchair marked parking] None(1 space with intercom)
[Wheelchair friendly toilet] Available
[Services] 6 wheelchairs available/Textured paving blocks ・Guide (no audio)/Guide dog OK/Multi-lingual pamphlet/"touch experience Nitten" is held/First-aid office (*Only open when many visitors are expected)
[Entrance]Equipped with automatic doors, Equipped with intercom (wheelchair parking space)

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Highlights & Barrier Free Info

Sloped entrance to Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

Sloped entrance to Kyoto Municipal Museum of ArtThere is a slope at the entrance as well as slopes fitted to steps inside the museum, so movement is relatively easy. There are wheelchairs available in the lobby too.

Elevator at Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

Elevator at Kyoto Municipal Museum of ArtOnce you move up the entrance slope, you will see this elevator on the left side. Also there are coin-operated lockers here.

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art ceiling

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art ceilingStanding for some 90 years, this building emanates a sense of history from the colorful ceiling down to the solid pillars.

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