The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto © Iry

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto contains a collection of 11,000 pieces of modern art from both domestic and overseas sources. In particular their collection specializes around Western Japanese art from Kyoto and the Kansai region. Their collection of paintings from the Kyoto artist sphere is especially noteworthy.

The museum holds an extensive permanent exhibition of paintings, prints, ceramics, sculptures, textiles, woodwork and metalwork, lacquerware and photographs. Although the majority of the pieces are Japanese, there are plenty of Western items as well. The exhibition is rotated 6 times per year.

The building itself is a work of modern architecture, having been constructed by Maki Fumihiko in the year 1986.

The museum has both a café and a gift shop for visitors to enjoy. They also have an open terrace.

Access

Take the Subway Tozai Line to Higashiyama Station and from the station it is a 10 minute walk to the museum. You can also take the city bus to the "Okazaki Koen Bijutsukan / Heian Jingu-mae" bus stop which is right in front of the museum. 




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Sights The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (京都国立近代美術館)
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Address Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
京都府京都市左京区岡崎円勝寺町
Phone / Fax Phone: 075-761-4111
Website
Duration 1Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:09:30-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Tuesday:09:30-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Wednesday:09:30-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Thursday:09:30-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Friday:09:30-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Saturday:09:30-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Sunday:09:30-17:00 (Last entry by: 16:30)
Closed dates Monday NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY
Admission Fee Pay admission: 430yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+)


Map: The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto