Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives

Kyoto, Kansai

Due to operations to transfer artifacts to the new location, the current Library and Archives are now closed.

Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives collects and preserves a diverse range of information on Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, as well as other information including documentary information, administrative documents and ancient documents related to the history, fine arts, crafts and performing arts of Japan, in a collection totaling around 470,000 items. These are available for perusal at the hall, and the hall is also equipped with apparatus for viewing digitized images of valuable works of calligraphy and paintings, plus CD-ROMs. Courses and classes on ancient documents are run by the hall, and a consultation service is available for various types of ancient documents.


1-4 Shimogamo-Hangi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Admission Fee
2nd Wednesday of each month, national holidays, New Years holidays (Dec. 28-Jan. 4), maintenance period'
[Rail]JR Kyoto Stn. / Kyoto Shiei Subway Karasuma Line / 16-min. ride / Kitayama Stn. / 1-min. walk

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