A Trove of Cultural Treasures at the Kyoto National Museum

Admire treasures from a collection of over 14,000 historical relics in an architecturally stunning setting

See one of Japan's largest collections of cultural treasures at the Kyoto National Museum, initially established in 1897. Here you'll find works of incredible beauty and historical significance from ceramics and sculptures to paintings, calligraphy, and more, spanning eras from prehistoric times to the modern age.

The grounds themselves are a masterpiece as well, featuring buildings designed by renowned Japanese architects, gardens complete with a tea house, stone statues and bridges, and more.

Before you leave, visit the museum cafe or enjoy lunch in a refined setting at the on-site restaurant. You'll want to check the calendar before you go, as the museum holds special exhibits and performances throughout the year.

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