"KYOTO NATIONAL MUSEUM" Kyoto National Museum Tip by heywinks

Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto: 15 reviews and 62 photos

  History & Aesthetics of Tea In Japan poster
by heywinks

I came here to see an exhibit on the history & aesthetics of tea in Japan. It was a very interesting exhibit: tea bowls, teapots, spoons, water heaters, folding screens & scrolls depicting village tea scenes, etc. The layout was good (some English translation too!) & easy to follow.
The permanant exhibit displays textiles, Japanese old roof tiles, bells, buddha/deity figures, scrolls, swords, & pottery.
It`s a little expensive to see the exhibits so I suggest you check out their website. If the new special exhibit sounds interesting to you, then go. I wouldn`t go just to see the permanant exhibit.
NOTE: 2nd or 4th Saturday of the month it`s free admission to the permanant collection.

Address: 527 Chayamachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0931
Directions: From JR Kyoto Station, go to bus platform D2 in front of the station & take City Bus #206 or #208 to Hakubutsukan-Sanjusangendo-mae bus stop.
Phone: 075-541-1151
Website: http://www.kyohaku.go.jp

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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