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The founder of the Miho Museum, KOYAMA Mihoko, collected some of the finest pieces of artwork from cultures around the world and exhibited them in a stunning location where everyone can appreciate them.  In this way, she has tried to provide an opportunity for all people to experience the enriching, universal and life-long impact of beauty as a form of spirituality. 

2019 Autumn Special Exhibition
From Earth and Fire, Exquisite Forms

September 14 (Saturday) to December 15 (Sunday), 2019
*Closed Mondays (except Sept. 16 & 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 4)

Bizen ware has been cherished in Japan since ancient times as a simple unglazed pottery created from clay and flames. The absence of glaze makes ring the most essential component in producing Bizen ware. The history of Bizen ware is a long one that continues to influence many artists today. This exhibition brings together masterful examples of early Bizen ware and modern works by renowned Japanese ceramic artists, including distinct works by Living National Treasures as well as young, up-and-coming artists.

2020 Spring Special Exhibition
The formation of the Miho Museum Collection
“Japanese Paintings”

March 14 (Saturday) -June 7 (Sunday) 2020

Open: Sept. 14-Dec. 15, 2019; 10:00-17:00 (enter by 16:00)
Closed Mondays (or the next day, if Mon. is a national holiday)
Admission Adults: 1,100 yen; Students: 800 yen; Children: 300 yen; special prices for groups
Access Take the Teisan Bus (50 min.) from JR Ishiyama Stn.

The museum will be closed from December 16 to March 13, 2020

SHISEN-DO Villa & Gardens
Hidden, fascinating and unforgettably beautiful

Shisen-do is the spectacular home and landscaped estate established by samurai, poet and literati Jozan Ishikawa(1583-1672) in 1641, after he was forced to retire by super shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa due to a serious disagreement. Highly individualistic, the buildings and gardens of Shisen-do are unlike any in Japan. Perfection is in the details and here you will sense it everywhere - winding streams, raked sand surfaces, sculpted bushes, the wild mountain in the background - especially at the height of spring and autumn. Experience another world: discover Shisen-do.

Open: 9:00-17:00
Entry: 500 yen, students 200-400yen.
Location: a short walk east of Ichijyoji Stn. of Eizan railways
Tel: 075-781-2954.

Inviting you to the Elegant and Glamorous World of ''The Tale of Genji''

The Tale of Genji Museum presents the elegant world of ''The Tale of Genji'', acclaimed as the world's oldest full-length novel. The life of Japanese aristocrats in the Heian period is also presented with large screens, full-scale sets and models. Uji is one of the settings in some of the novel's chapters.

Check out museum's original short movie ''The Cat Fell in Love with Hikaru Genji'' in the theater!

Special Exhibition
UntilJan. 19
Uji Bridge and Hashi-hime, the Deity of Uji Bridge

Open: 9:00-17:00 (enter by 16:30)
Closed: Mon. (next day when natl. holidays); year-end & new-year
Entry: 600 yen
Access: A few-min. walk from Uji Stn. of Keihan or JR line; Turn right at the 3rd traffic light from the east side of the Uji Bridge
TEL: 0774-39-9300

Kinshi Masamune Horino Memorial Museum
Sake Brewer y & Machiya Town-house Museum
Sample Sake in the Kyoto’s Downtown Oasis!

The museum designated a tangible cultural asset, introduces Kyoto’s sake breweries history and townhouse culture; Also sake tasting & shopping, etc. available!

Open: 11:00-17:00 (reception until 16:30)
Closed: Tue., Wed. (Closed only on Tues. in Apr. & May, Oct. & Nov.)
Admission: 500 yen (20 years old +) with museum tour & Sake tasting
Tel: 075-223-2072; A 10-min. walk from Subway Marutamachi Stn.

Tel: 075-223-2072
A 10-min. walk from Subway Marutamachi Stn.

Kyoto Ukiyo-e Museum
Experience the magic of Ukiyo-e masterpieces in Kyoto

Fantastic collection of Ukiyo-e including the great masters such as Hokusai, Utamaro and Hiroshige from the Edo period. "Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura,"dating back around 200 years, is always exhibited.

Shop entry free of charge
A variety of Ukiyo-e items, from ancient examples produced about 180 years ago to reproductions, books and more are available in the museum shop.

Open Hours 10:30 am-6:30 pm (Entry until 6:00 pm)
Closed New Year's Day
Entry fee Adult: 1,000 yen, Child (primary school age): 300 yen, Group discount (over 15 people): 600 yen
Kirihata Building 2nd floor; Tel: +81-75-223-3003


Shunko-in Temple
Experience the World of Japanese Zen at Shunko-in Temple

Shunko-in Temple offers Zen meditation classes and temple tours in English. The American-educated Vice Abbot will lead you in the basics of Zen meditation, followed by a tour of the temple and explain how meditation influences your mind in everyday life.

Zen Meditation Course & Tour: 3,000 yen per person
Zen Meditation Course only: 2,500 yen per person
Private Zen Course: 40,000 yen + sales tax for up for 8 people
Tea Ceremony Course: 5,500 yen per person
Japanese Calligraphy Course: 3,500 yen per person

After Zen meditation course & tour and private Zen course, we serve a bowl of matcha green tea and Japanese sweets.

Please check the schedule on our website http://www.shunkoin.com

Shunko-in Temple
42 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035 JAPAN
Tel: 075-462-5488

Experience Japanese Tradition at UME SAKURA Kimono Rental Salon

Highest Quality Kimono and Accessories
By Appointment Only
Licensed Sta¬ for Kimono Dressing
Conveniently Located in Central Kyoto

Kimono Rental Plans
Authentic Kimono Rental 5,800 yen + tax
Couple Kimono Rental 10,000 yen + tax
Casual Kimono Rental 4,500 yen + tax

*Kimono, all other necessary accessories and hair styling are included.
*All rented items must be returned to the shop by 18:30; Over-night rental plan is available; ask our staff.

9:00-19:00 / Closed Wednesdays


Now, more to enjoy three brand new attractions! The Ninja Mystery House, 3D Maze The Ninja Fort and Sword N' Go!

In Uzumasa; Tel: 075-864-7716; Open daily: 9:00- 17:00 (Dec.-Feb.: 9:30-17:00); This is the only amusement park in Japan which gives visitors the chance to enjoy and experience the real setting of Japanese Samurai movies and dramas; You are welcome to wander around the sets and feel the atmosphere of old Japan; While exploring the park, you can try on traditional costumes of oiran, geisha or samurai, watch an exciting Ninja show and feel the nostalgic atmosphere of old Japan which only Toei Kyoto Studio Park can offer!

Mar.1-Dec.1: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:00)
Dec.2-Through Feb.: 9:30-17:00 (Last entry 16:00)

Mid Jan.every year

Individual: Adlut 2,400yen, Jr. Sr. H.S 1,400yen, Child 1,200 yen
Group (over25): Adlut 1,980yen, Jr. Sr. H.S 1,170yen, Child 990 yen
*No charge for children under 3

Designed by world-renowned architect Isozaki Arata, the exterior and interior of this beautiful concert hall elegantly combines simple design principles with sophisticated function. The main floor of the hall is done entirely in limestone imported from Kyoto's Italian sister city Florence. The Main Hall can seat up to 1,839 people, and the Small Hall up to 514. Used for traditional and classical music performances, both halls include the most sophisticated acoustical designs. A unique pipe organ, with both metal and wooden pipes (the largest of its kind in Japan) can create both classical instruments and the traditional Japanese instruments. The Kyoto Concert Hall is located a few meters south of the east exit of the Kitayama subway station (on the Karasuma subway line).

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A UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage (Proclaimed in 2003)

Experience the Pageantry and the World of Bunraku at Osaka's National Bunraku Theatre-only an hour from Kyoto. A unique creation of the lively, and free 17th-century of Osaka, Bunraku is recognized as one of the world's most fascinating living drama forms. The unforgettable stories and the beautiful puppets and costumes that characterize this amazing stage-art are only a little bit more than an hour away. Step off the train into a real-life world of drama and emotion-Bunraku-for something truly special and cultural. 12-10 Nipponbashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka; TEL: 06-6212-2531 (general inquiries only, for ticket reservations see Tickets).

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