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Samurai & Ninja Museum with Experience Nakagyo
#1 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum entrance fee is ¥2400 for adults which covers for the guided tour in English, the samurai show, the interactive ninja experience, interactive samurai experience, and the museum visit.
The museum makes arrangements for you at a specialty Kimono shop just down the street where a team of lovely and welcoming local ladies attend to an authentic Kimono dressing including hair styling.
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Kyoto Railway Museum
#2 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
It is is one of Japan's three great railway museums alongside JR East's Railway Museum in Saitama and JR Central's SCMAGLEV and Railway Park in Nagoya.
It's always great to see the trains themselves but this aspect is a welcome addition and something i find some rail museums a little light on!
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Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Fureaikan
#3 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
By the way, there are several other good museums and shrines near here, so you can easily spend half a day doing interesting stuff.
Leave your skepticism behind and visit this museum to see amazing examples of the lovely hand made items that are works of art that function beautifully in Japanese life every day.
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Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum
#4 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
It’s definitely worth the money and the area the museums is located in is cute and worth seeing as well.
The museum is more like an art gallery the way it's structured, especially showcasing sake labels of exquisite Japanese calligraphy.There's a lot of history and memorabilia about sake-brewing.
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Kyoto National Museum
#5 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Accessible, manageable, pleasant and brief relative to other museums of the type.
we had an afternoon to remember coming close up with Kyoto’s cultural DNA. the museum is home to an imperial palace-ful of the ancient capital’s treasures the journey starts (logically) at Hall 1 on the ground floor.
Kyoto Shibori Museum
#6 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
I felt honored to take a Shibori fabric dyeing class at the Shibori Museum in Kyoto Japan.Ryo was so informative and an excellent teacher, his English is perfect.
The class takes less than an hour, and after your scarf is dyed, while it's drying, you can explore many fine examples of various shibori techniques in the museum upstairs.
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Kyoto International Manga Museum
#7 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Awesome museum with an extensive manga library, including a large foreign language collection, and a interesting timeline on the development and expansion of manga culture in English and Japanese.
To be able to visit the Kyoto International Manga Museum, lay my hands on real manga and buy some for myself to take home made my first-time Kyoto visit even more memorable and remarkable.I will definitely come ba...
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Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
#8 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
This museum, which opened in 1928, is one of the oldest art museums in Japan.
Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum Higashiyama
#9 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
There are a few examples of this sort of museums out there - the McIntosh House in Glasgow, for example, and Dali's house north of Barcelona - of a house that was designed by the artist, with fixtures and fittings...
The Kawai Kanjiro Memorial Museum is the well-preserved, traditional Kyoto machiya , garden and workspace of this esteemed , humane artist, whose pottery, woodwork, furniture and calligraphy are displayed in the r...
Jotenkaku Museum
#10 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Kaleidoscope Museum of Kyoto
#11 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
I bought a few kaleidoscopes for my collection... I'm definitely planning to visit some of the other kaleidoscope museums in Japan.
This museum is a charming oasis of calm and beauty, and a lovely way to relax in the midst of a hectic holiday.
Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art
#12 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Easily spend a day in this area as there are different museums and the theatre as well as a major shrine,and spent over 2 hours between the Van Gogh in Japan exhibition and the galleries collection.
The museum has great views of the massive tori gate and the canal with cherry blossoms.
The Museum of Kyoto Nakagyo
#13 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
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Garden of Fine Arts
#14 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Kyoto Seishu Netsuke Art Museum
#15 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Netsuke lovers, such as ourselves, will be in seventh heaven with these gorgeous pieces, however, the museum will also appeal more broadly to art and sculpture lovers or those appreciating traditional Japanese cul...
Located inside one of the few remaining samurai villas in Kyoto, the netsuke museum is an exquisite museum devoted to Japan's delightful miniature worn sculptures called netsuke.
Sumiya Motenashi Cultural and Art Museum
#16 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Sumiya cultural museum is a former "entertainment house", in the original geisha district of Kyoto.
Nishijin Textile Center
#17 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
The is a stunning kimono collection displayed as a museum, as well as a kimono fashion show several times a day.
The first floor museum has silks from the 13th century onwards and the kimono phrase was wonderful.
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Namikawa Yasuyuki Sippo Memorial Museum
#18 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Sannenzaka Museum
#19 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
This is a small museum with the goals of promoting knowledge of traditional, Japanese decorative arts and encouraging a similar standard of skill to be developed today.
This small museum is easily missed on a walk down from Kiyomizudera but is absolutely worth keeping an eye out for.
The Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum
#20 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
You can enjoy good coffee while hear a good Big Piano Music Box, a guide tour to the museum and experience the most expensive Music Box, the most unique music box and also the cutest music box, only in Kyoto, Japan.
The museum guide who gave me a tour around the museum is very knowledgeable in his field, he was able to explain each and every piece of music box in great detail, and he also played them for the guests.
Kappa Gallery Fushimi
#21 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Ryukoku Museum
#22 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Japan Kanji Museum & Library Higashiyama
#23 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
This museum is pretty small, so you can fit it in to your trip to the Gion area easily.
On our last day of our stay we decided to check out this next door museum.
Hosomi Museum
#24 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Perfect Little Private Art Museum
Gallery of Kyoto Traditional Arts & Crafts Nakagyo
#25 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
The museum has extensive exhibits of traditional crafts such as wood carving, pottery, lacquer making, and much more.
There are two floors of wonderful and unique works of art made in all the traditional Japanese crafts: lacquer, wood carving, ceramics, metal, glass that you won't see in the big museums.
Biwako Canal Memorial Hall
#26 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Located at the foot of the ramp that used to carry boats from the lower waters to the Lake Biwa Canal above, this little museum (also known as the Biwako-Sosui Museum if you are trying to find it on Google Maps) i...
Museum Eki Kyoto Shimogyo
#27 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Raku Museum
#28 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Very interesting small museum that traces the history of the Raku family's involvement in traditional pottery making since the 1500s.
Wonderful small museum, conceived and executed by the Raku family that lives and has the studio nearby.
Costume Museum
#29 of 220 Museums in Kyoto
Great small museum highlighting costumes through the ages, intricate detail with everything from Handmaidens to Football.
The museum can be reached by taxi, or by the bus line that runs past Nishi Honganji.
Ryozen Museum of History
#30 of 220 Museums in Kyoto