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“Shunga exhibition”
Review of Hosomi Museum

Hosomi Museum
Ranked #234 of 1,388 things to do in Kyoto
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Owner description: This private museum displays a selection of Buddhist and Shinto art exhibits, and also hosts a daily Chanoyu or traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We came to Hosomi Museum for the Shunga exhibition which was original shown in Tokyo and was a lot more popular than expected. Likewise, it was very popular in Kyoto too, with the slow shuffle over a number of floors meaning we spent well over an hour to just see the one exhibition. Labels were in English, but the greater explanations were not, which left us with a number of questions. Even so, it was an interesting exhibition, and cool to see some famous pieces in person.
The cafe onsite is also worth stopping by for a nice cuppa to recharge.

Thank Simone R
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

There's a 1100 yen admission fee for this small, tasteful museum. If the show appeals to you, definitely go. You'll see a spectacular building design, a specially curated exhibition with labels in English , and you will probably not be tormented by surging crowds. There's a cafe for lunch , dessert and coffee and a very well stocked museum shop on the ground floor, with textiles, ceramics , paper, cards, jewelry, candles , and so on. The prices are reasonable and the quality is high, so if you want to buy gifts , this would be a good option (much better than souvenir /touristy shops ).

Thank nancy c
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Reviewed 2 June 2015

The Hosomi museum ticket was the most expensive one during my stay in Kyoto, but didn't worth it: I came during an exhibition about Japanese contemporary artists working in parallel with traditional objects. The late ones were interesting, but the contemporary pieces were full of "Hello Kitty" and cheap super heroes. Very literally comparison!

Thank marion D
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Reviewed 24 April 2015

Hosomi is a private museum spread over three floors, alas not very large, with a coffee house and a charming shop. In our previous visit to the museum we have enjoyed their exquisite collection of Japanese objects but this year they have a completely new photo exhibition called "My single Photo". It is displayed March 5 - May 17, 2015 and is a collection of photographs of Japanese photographers. The exhibition includes different printing techniques of a single photograph and displayed images have been taken mostly not in Japan. All together around 100 photos are on display and quality of the exhibit is of the highest level one would expect at Hosomi.

Thank BukyBenYugli
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

no commentary in english. poorly laid out museum. waste of 1000yen. in fact, I should have noticed english sign at pay window that there are no refunds...

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