Kyoto Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan (Kyoto National Museum)
Kyoto Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan (The Kyoto National Museum), located in Japans ancient capital of Kyoto, collects and preserves venerable works of art and archaeological information from the countries of the Far East, including Japan. The museum is composed of a redbrick main hall built in 1895 in the French Renaissance style, and a new two-storied concrete annex built in 1965. The main hall was designed by the architect Tokuma Katayama, who contributed greatly to the introduction of Western architecture to Japan. Together with the redbrick main gate and part of the wall, the main hall was designated an Important Cultural Property in 1969 by the Japanese government. The new annex regularly exhibits artworks from East Asia, with a focus on Japan, while the main hall is used for special exhibits. The regular exhibition displays not only works housed in the permanent collection of the museum, but also many articles donated by temples and shrines in the Kinki region, including Kyoto.'
Address: 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Admission Fee: depending on the exhibition
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday), New Years holidays'
[Bus]JR Kyoto Stn. / Bus / 5-min. ride / Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae Stop / 3-min. walk