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Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Ritsumeikan University

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Time to think about peace

In the entrance hall (lounge), you can see two big figures of "Hi no Tori (Firebird)" designed by... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2018
A Hidden Gem for History Lovers

I popped in here to escape summer heat in Kyoto, and I'm glad I did! It's not the easiest to get... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2015
Yokohama, Japan
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Jul 21, 2018
“Time to think about peace”
May 17, 2017
“Thoughtful and not grandiose. Whatever your knowledge; this will give new perspectives”
56-1 Tojiinkitamachi, Kita-ku, Kita, Kyoto 603-8577, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-465-8151
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Reviewed July 21, 2018

In the entrance hall (lounge), you can see two big figures of "Hi no Tori (Firebird)" designed by Tezuka OSAMU, who is considered the "Father of Manga."

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

We viewed an outstanding special exhibition of photos in the entry level...Japanese text but the images did the work.We then went to the basement exhibition to view the 15 Years War...Japanese name for World War 2...sufficient English text for our overview. We ran out of...More

1  Thank Philippa65
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This museum deserves many more visitors and is a refreshing change from the shrines and temples of Kyoto. You need the English audio guide to cover a very full exhibition. It's very frank about Japan's pre-war aggression and certainly filled many gaps in our knowledge...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2016

It is very important museum. Yushukan at Yasukuni, Tokyo is opposite of this museum. It accepts and recognized Japanese invasion to East Asian nations. It promotes truly peace movement and education.

1  Thank moonhwany
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Make time to see all this park and museum has in it please do not rush this visit. I hope this is the Hiroshima Memorial Park I am reviewing.

Thank Kisako D
Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We have loved our time in Kyoto and have "hit" many of the World Heritage Sites. Fabulous, memorable, gorgeous, mesmerizing...even in February! But we longed for something that would give us some texture about Japanese 20th century history, especially after having visited Hiroshima. This courageous...More

3  Thank Jack C
Reviewed August 2, 2015

I popped in here to escape summer heat in Kyoto, and I'm glad I did! It's not the easiest to get to, and Google Maps didn't quite give me the right address, but the museum is housed inside the university. The majority of the exhibit...More

Thank Ch4rm4nd4
Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you have time, there is nothing wrong you to visit this place. Among my visit to the Ritsumeikan University, I had a glimpse here. Here is described how the events of the war and according to their versions.

Thank Jack F
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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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