Museums

Art galleries, museums, and architectural masterpieces are just some of the unique sightseeing destinations in the culturally rich city of Kyoto. This section contains information on enjoying the artistic side of Kyoto and includes recommended sightseeing courses focusing on museums.

Museums

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Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art [East Area]

The Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is located in Okazaki Park w...

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The Museum of Kyoto 【Central Area】

This museum is a great museum for discovering the history and ...

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The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto 【East Area】

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MOMAK) was opened to...

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Kyoto National Museum 【East Area】

The Kyoto National Museum exists to house, display, preserve, ...

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Kyoto International Manga Museum 【Central Area】

This is the Japan's first museum devoted to manga. It offers a...

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Kyoto Aquarium 【Central Area】

Kyoto Aquarium recreates the connection of life from the sourc...

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Miho Museum 【Shiga Prefecture】

The Subterranean Structure: an integration of man-made form an...

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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum 【South Area】

Though Japanese rice wine is often referred to as sake in Engl...

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Shigure-den 【West Area】

Shigure-den is a Kyoto theme park that was opened in 2006 in A...

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Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts 【East Area】

Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts "FUREAIKAN" is a meeting pl...

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Costume Museum 【Central Area】

The Costume Museum first opened its doors in 1974. Since then ...

Architectural Masterpieces

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Kyoto Prefectural Office 【Central Area】

The former main building, on the Kyoto Prefectural Office's pr...

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Kyoto City Office 【Central Area】

The main plaza in front of this office (built in 1927) provide...

Recommended Courses

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Museum Course

This course tours various museums in Kyoto. 1. The Kyoto Mun...

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Modern Architecture Course

Select this course to tour modern architecture in Kyoto. 1. ...

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Contemporary Architecture Course

This course showcases works of contemporary architecture in Ja...

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Tracing the History of Manga

These days, "manga" is the face of Japanese culture. Translate...