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Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto

Kyoto National Museum Overview

Considered one of major art museums, the National Museum in Kyoto focuses on the pre-modern Asian and Japanese Art. It’s Main Gate, Main Exhibition Hall and the Ticket Area are designated important cultural properties in Japan. Earlier known and the Imperial Museum of Kyoto, the place was proposed alongside the proposal of the Imperial Museum of Tokyo and Nara. The construction of National Museum Kyoto was finished in 1895 and after inspection; it was opened for the public in 1897. Over the years, the place was renamed many times. However, the current name was finalized in 1952.

 

The place is acknowledged for having several buildings out of which, the most prominent ones are the Special Exhibition Hall and The Collections Hall designed by designed by Katayama T?kuma in 1895 and Morita Keiichi in 1966 respectively. 

 

A lot of exhibitions are held at the place and it serves as an art lovers dream destination. Regular exhibitions are conducted at The Collections Galleries whereas, the special ones are held at the Special Exhibition Hall. The National Museum Kyoto Timings are 9:30am to 17:00 pm (permanent collection) and 9:30 am to 18:00 pm (special exhibitions). Before 30 minutes to closing time, admission ends. The place is closed on Mondays or on the next day if a Monday is a national holiday.

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