Kyoto National Museum [京都国立博物館]
Main gate of Kyoto National Museum
Original Kyoto National Museum
Kyoto National Museum is a museum located about 1.5 km east-northeast of Kyoto station.
The south side faces Shichijo Street, and the east side faces Higashi-Oji Street.
And there is Sanjusangen-do temple to the south.
This museum was opened in 1897.
It houses a lot of cultural properties of Kyoto from the 8th century to the 19th century.
The collections include 29 national treasures and more than 180 national important cultural properties.
They are Japanese-style paintings, Buddhist paintings, old swords, ancient books and the other various articles.
Many of them has been deposited from the temples and shrines in Kyoto.
There are two main buildings in the site.
The permanent exhibition is held in the new large building open in 2013.
And the special exhibition is held in the old original building.
The building itself and the main gate are also designated as important national cultural properties.
Photography and video recording are prohibited inside the museum.
How to get here
By route bus, About 9 minutes from Kyoto station to Hakubutsukan-Sanjusangendo stop.