Kyoto Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan (Museum of Modern Art)
Kyoto Kokuritsu Kindai Bijutsukan is located in a corner of Okazaki Koen, a park where the elegant atmosphere of old Kyoto, in its days as the ancient capital, still lingers. While paying due attention to the development of Japanese modern art as a whole, this museum places particular emphasis on the fine arts of western Japan, and makes an active effort to collect and display Japanese paintings as well as modern Western paintings. Activities focused on artwork and design, including fashion, are a major feature of this museum, reflecting the status of Kyoto as a mecca of traditional arts and crafts. Exhibits are rotated regularly to display the 6,000 works held by the museum. These include the ceramic art of Kenkichi Tomimoto and Shoji Hamada, Japanese paintings by Seiho Takeuchi and Bakusen Tsuchida, and Western-style paintings by Ryuzaburo Umehara.
Address: Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Admission Fee: 420 yen (permanent exhibition)
Closed: Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday), New Years holidays'
[Rail]JR Kyoto Stn./Kyoto Shiei Subway Karasuma Line/6-min. ride/Karasumaoike Stn./Kyoto Shiei Subway Tozai Line/6-min. ride/Higashiyama Stn./10-min. walk