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Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art

9 Okazaki, Enshoji-Cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8344, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-4111
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9 Okazaki, Enshoji-Cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8344, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-761-4111
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The permenant collection is somewhat small but the current exhibit of Japanese fine art and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry is a work of art in itself. Hardly anywhere else will you see pieces of jewelry displayed to such advantage, outside of Germany and the...More

Thank Prepcook
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A rare opportunity presented itself as we were able to see the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry exhibit while in Kyoto -- a different location is chosen once a year for this exhibition.

Thank AwayWeGo2016789
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Very disappointing with a small selection of works on view. Not worth a visit - great city such as Kyoto should have a museum of art worthy of it.

Thank robertdesmaraisct
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I ventured here for respite from the rain and didn't regret it, not least for the delicious pasta dish I had for lunch (only 1000 yen including a drink). The German poster exhibition is interesting but the highlight are the two wall size (appropriately enough!)images...More

Thank slippage
Reviewed 4 April 2017

When we visited, the museum had free entry on Fri and Saturday evenings and is open later than normal. It's fine for a free visit, but we would have been disappointed otherwise.

Thank Emily_Robin
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This would be a great place to visit. Well-curated includes art from various media. Make sure you note the museum hours, as they vary. It will be good to check. There is also an entrance fee. Special exhibitions collect higher fees.

Thank TINA M
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited the Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art recently to view the Mary Cassatt retrospective exhibit there. We enjoyed the visit immensely. Highly recommended.

Thank N_and_R
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This museum is currently doing a Mary Cassatt retrospective--more than a 100 pieces by Cassatt including a handful by her contemporaries. The exhibit is well-laid out and there are English translations for names of each piece and the painter as well as for the explanatory...More

Thank paokano
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Whilst the guide books dont oversell this gallery, they give entirely false hope that it is worth a visit if you are interested in 20th century art. Unfortunately, like many japanese museums, the permanent collection is very small (and I mean just 2 or 3...More

Thank Phileas_Flogg
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The art museum has periodic exhibitions that change. The main part of the museum has some beautiful glass and china displays. The museum is not very large,so an hour is fine to see most everything. Make sure you ask for the senior rate if it...More

Thank gator33
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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