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Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto

#151 of 1,470 things to do in Kyoto
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It was so great time

I went to Kaleidoscope Museum by solo. It is perfect child to adult. I was so happy to go there... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2018
Osaka, Japan
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Takes you back to your childhood for great value

I normally don't do TripAdvisor reviews on tourist sites I visit as there are just too many. But... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
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706-3 Dongeinmaecho Ayakoji, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8184, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I went to Kaleidoscope Museum by solo. It is perfect child to adult. I was so happy to go there, There were world competition’s kaleidoscopes.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank MiyuK34
Reviewed November 23, 2018

I normally don't do TripAdvisor reviews on tourist sites I visit as there are just too many. But, during my 8 days in Kyoto, this was one of 2 sites that stood out for me from a service perspective and I thought it deserves a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank serina2000
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This museum is just incredible. Probably my favorite activity during the course of our eleven days in Japan. Not expensive either. Full of stunning and unusual pieces. It is not huge, but leave yourself at least an hour for it (maybe even a little longer)...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Yocheved135
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I made two museum stops in Kyoto, the Museum of Kyoto and this one. This one only took about an hour, but it was by far the more engaging and memorable stop for me. It's a tiny place when compared to most museums, but it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EmmafromBC
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

I brought 8 years old girls to go there. The place is small but they have so many kind of Kaleidoscopes. You should visit there. Specially, Maiko shape one was very interesting for me. DIY kaleidoscope also available and staffs are taking care of you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ayakoi619
Reviewed April 18, 2018

On a side street near a subway station, the museum offers a small exhibit of all kinds of different styles of kaleidoscopes, and a short video while we were there. The kids enjoyed it a lot. There is an excellent gift shop, and a coffee...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rodwilde
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

If I'd visited here on my own I would have given it a 5 star rating. I thought the kaleidoscopes were fascinating and could easily have spent an hour or more here. However, I persuaded my boyfriend and teenage daughter to come with me and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 1066cariad
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We only had short time in the morning before catching our train to Tokyo so this small museum was perfect. Kids absolutely loved it. Lots of different types of kaleidoscopes with fascinating colors and patterns. Unfortunately, no English translation (or tour), even tho the employees...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank selma977
Reviewed March 7, 2018 via mobile

Perfect place for a break from the temples! Small (1 room) but lots of Kaleidoscopes to look at/through with very colourful "animations" to look at. We (as adults) and our 6 and 7 year olds enjoyed spending a quiet hour there. There is quite a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Roving521076
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

It was really cool seeing so many different kaleidoscopes and what joy quite simple things can give you. It’s a very small museum, but it takes quite some time to go through it all. A very good rainy day activity! I just wish it wasn’t...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Magnusardottir
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