Art museums/Museums

Nishijin-ori Kaikan
Enjoy the beauty of Kimono
The museum provides various hands-on classes that lets you have a direct exposure to the tradition of kimono, i.e., a weaving demonstration of Nishijin textiles, an exhibition and sale of Nishijin textiles, a hand weaving experience, and a fitting demonstration of dance costume and ceremonial robe. You will be able to enjoy the tradition of Japan's kimono culture.
●Closed/The beginning and the end of year  ●Fare/Free  ●Tel/075-451-9231
◆Access/7 min. walk from Subway Imadegawa Stn., or a short walk from the Horikawa Imadegawa municipal bus stop from JR Kyoto Stn.
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Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum
The Museum where real steam locomotives run
The museum was opened on the 100th anniversary of the start of railway operation in Japan. The museum displays 18 major steam locomotives that were made between 1914 to 1948 and operated in many places in Japan. Locomotive exhibitions run 3 times a day. Enjoyable for both kids and adults alike.
●Open/9:30-17:00(Last entry at 16:30)
●Closed/Monday (except for national holidays, Mar. 25-Apr.7, Jul.21-Aug.31), Dec.29-Jan.3  ●Fare/Adults(high school students & over) ¥400 /Children(4 & over) ¥100
【SL Boarding】 Adults 200, Children 100  ●Tel/075-314-2996
◆Access/JR Kyoto Stn.→City bus to Umekojikoen-mae →A 3 min. walk /A 15 min. walk from JR Tanbaguchi Stn.
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Kyoto National Museum
Housing approximately 12,000 pieces of valuable cultural assets
It houses plenty of archaeological materials and antiques from Japan, China and other Oriental countries, and the exhibition, preservation and research of cultural assets are carried out here. Nearby is the Sanjusangendo, well-known for the 1001 statues of multi-armed deities.
●Open/Open/ 9:30-18:00 (Vary according to the day, Last entry 30 min. before the closing)
●Closed/Monday (the following day when Mon. falls on national holidays), The beginning and the end of year  ●Fare/¥500 (permanent collection only)  ●Tel/075-525-2473
◆Access/A short walk from Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae bus stop by city bus from JR Kyoto Stn. or a 7 min. walk from Keihan Shichijo Stn.
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Nara National Museum
Housing a collection of masterpieces of Buddhist art
The museum was built in 1895 following the opening of the Tokyo National Museum. The Main Hall (important cultural property), made of brick, is famous as an example of Western-style architecture in the Mid-Meiji Period. The collection of Buddhist art here is considered the best in both quality and quantity in Japan.
●Open/9:30-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30) 
*close at 19:00 on Fridays according to the season
●Closed/Monday (the following day when Monday falls on national holidays) 
●Admission Fees / General Admission ¥520, College Students ¥260, High school and below:Free  
◆Access/15 min. walk from Kintetsu-Nara Stn. or a short walk from Himurojinja Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan bus stop by city circulation bus from JR/Kintetsu Nara Stn.
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Museum designed by I. M. Pei
Exhibiting antiquities from around the world, the museum is also very popular among visitors from abroad. Maestro I.M. Pei was responsible for the concept and design of the museum, and about 80% of the building volume has been laid underground to retain nature as much as possible.
●Open/10:00-17:00 (Last entry at 16:00)

●Closed/Closed on Mondays (the following day when Monday falls on a national holiday), and winter season  ●Fare/Adults: 1,000 yen, High school and college students: 800 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 300 yen

◆Access/20 min. drive from Shigaraki Kogen Railway Shigaraki Stn., a short walk from MIHO MUSEUM Teisan bus stop from JR Ishiyama Stn.
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Ninja Museum of the Iga Sect
Museum where you can experience being a Ninja
Kunoichi (a female Ninja) introduces various tricks and traps in this Ninja House with demonstrations such as Dondengaeshi (a revolving trapdoor) and Shikakedo (a trick door). "Ninjutsu Taiken Kan" gives you the opportunity to use Ninja weapons and tools while learning the history, daily life of Ninja in "Ninja Densho Kan". You can enjoy the Ninja show and try to throw Shuriken, one of the Ninja weapons, in "Ninja Taiken Hiroba"
●Open/9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
●Closed/Dec.29-Jan.1  ●Fare/Adults ¥700, Children ¥400  ●Tel/0595-23-0311
◆Access/5 min. walk from Kintetsu Ueno Stn.
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