MICHELIN Travel Discover the world
Home > > > > > > Kyoto National Museum

Leaving for Japan

Advertisement

Kyoto National Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

Logo LeGuideVert

Kyoto National Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended : Michelin's recommendations

Bibendum
Inaugurated in 1897, the Imperial Museum was created to preserve Kyoto's cultural treasures, which were under threat from the Emperor's own modernisation plans for the city. Now the National Museum, the old Baroque-style building is given over to exceptional temporary exhibitions, while a more recent annexe (1966) displays pieces (12 000 in total, presented in rotation) which brilliantly sum up Japan's artistic history, in whichever field it may be: archaeology, ceramics, sculpture, calligraphy, textiles, lacquerware etc.

Useful Information

Opening hours :

  • temporary exhibitions 9.30am-6pm, Fri 9.30am-8pm - closed Mon - permanent exhibitions hall closed for refurbishment until 2014

Top of page