Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

Owns a collection of Japanese art originating in Kyoto from the Meiji Period onwards

Owns a collection of Japanese art originating in Kyoto from the Meiji Period onwards

This museum was opened in 1933 in Kyoto, which has been a center of Japanese culture and arts since the Heian Period. For more than half of the century since the museum’s founding, it has collected modern artworks produced mainly in Kyoto.

Especially noteworthy among the museum’s collections are the excellent Japanese-style paintings, including Kikuchi Keigetsu’s “Paipatiroma (1928)” and other masterpieces of Takeuchi Seiho, Uemura Shoen and Tomioka Tessai.
Other works include Asai Chu’s “Willow Trees in Grez-sur-Loing (1901)” and other Western-style paintings, sculptures, works of industrial art, calligraphies, and prints, for more than 3,100 pieces of art.

Besides “museum-sponsored exhibitions”, the museum also holds “public subscription exhibitions” for development of the artists and “jointly sponsored exhibitions” through international cooperation.
Among the museum-sponsored exhibitions, there are “Kyoto city art museum collection exhibition” which displays museum’s collections and “Kyoto exhibition” which is the exhibition of works selected through an open process from the whole country.


(In Okazaki Park) 124 Okazakienshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto 606-8344
Take bus from JR Kyoto Station, Hankyu Kyoto Line Kawaramachi Station, Hankyu Hon Line Sanjo Station, right after getting off at Okazaki-koen Bijutsukan Heianjingu-mae bus stop.
Approximately 10-minute walk after getting off at Subway Tozai Line Higashiyama Station
9:00〜18:00(Last entry at 17:30)
Mondays (opens on national holidays)
New Year holidays (December 28-January 2)
Vary depends on the exhibitions