Based on measures instituted by the Governor of Kyoto and the Mayer of Kyoto City, to contain the spread of the coronavirus(COVID-19), the special exhibition “GION FESTIVAL in Kyoto” and exhibitions on the 2nd floor will stay closed from 4 to 13 April, 2020 .
The film theatre on the 3rd floor will remain closed for the until further notice.
We will continue to post updates as the situation develops.
We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.
The Museum of Kyoto
Kyoto art works and culture
Introducing the art and culture of Kyoto
This section looks at the fascination of Kyoto with display of local artworks arranged according to interesting themes.
Displays of the festivals in Kyoto
We introduce festivals characteristic of Kyoto, focusing specially on the Gion Festival, an inheritance that has been passed down and celebrated since the 8th century. The exhibition contains a large variety of materials centering around a number of famous works that have been handed down in Yamahokocho town.
In the third floor exhibition gallery, we introduce works of arts and crafts in the possession of Kyoto Prefecture and other excellent works related to Kyoto.
Introducing 1200 years of history
In this section, we introduce the outline of Kyoto, the historical city, in various eras from the 8th century to the 20th century.
The theater shows visual culture items, introducing classic films owned by Kyoto Prefecture and special features centering around famous films. You will enjoy watching these famous productions in the fine surroundings geared to heighten your appreciation.