The Museum of Kyoto, Nakagyo

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#8 of 89 in Museums in Kyoto
Learn about the history of the city at the modestly sized The Museum of Kyoto, featuring various illuminating artifacts and exhibitions. Observe artworks and crafts that reveal Kyoto's culture and that of the greater Japanese society. In the gift shop, you'll find many souvenir options in the form of traditional wares and crafts. Check the listings to find out what special exhibits will be on show during your visit. While the museum offers little in the way of English information boards, you can take a pamphlet and audio guide to help decipher the displays. For The Museum of Kyoto and beyond, use our Kyoto online road trip planner to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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  • I did not set off to see this lovely building, but stumbled upon it. From the outside, the old building calls you to come and see the preservation inside. The old bank section is beautiful, but the co...  more »
  • The good use of near Nijo castle Horikawa Inn when to stay in Kyoto. Horikawa Inn South has a Sanjo-Dori St., go east along this street, walking distance to River Street. At this time will pass in front of this building is a stately appearance of the red-brick. Former Japan Bank of Kyoto branch was used, but currently used as a Museum of Kyoto (annex). The main building on the north side.
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  • I came wanting to learn more about the history of Kyoto but unfortunately there was very little English. This would have been fine, but when I attempted to use my phone to translate I was asked not to, and given no good reason why after I explained I was by taking pictures. Apparently there are guides who will walk you through the museum in English but I didn’t see this offer. The museum itself is quite nice and well-kept.
  • Good to know Kyoto history there but not many things other than that.
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