Hours and Admissions

The museum's permanent collection (other than sculpture) is not on view during the special exhibition. All visitors must purchase a special exhibition ticket in order to enter the museum during the special exhibition period.

Museum Hours

Special Exhibition: Masterpieces from the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art
October 9–December 5, 2021
Tuesday - Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Entrance until 5:00 p.m.)


Special Exhibition: Masterpieces from the Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art
October 9–December 5, 2021
Adult 1,800 yen
University Student 1,200 yen
High School Student 700 yen
  • There are no group discounts or advance purchase discounts.
  • University students and high-school students with discounted tickets must show ID at the entrance.
  • Admission is reduced by 500 yen for Campus Members (including faculty) able to produce I.D. Please reserve and purchase a "Campus Members Timed Entry Tickets."
  • Campus members are the only possible adult discounts.
  • Free admission is available for the following groups only (with ID). Purchase of a "Time Entry Ticket" is not required to enter the exhibition, but those who wish to attend the Memorial Lecture must reserve a "Lecture Ticket and Free Timed Entry Ticket Set" in advance. Ticket reservations are not necessary for children under the age of 7.
    • Elementary and middle school students
    • Disabled persons (with one attendant)
    • Complimentary ticket holders
    • Seifūkai (patron circle) members
    • Special patrons and supporting members of the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage
  • No museum re-entry allowed after exiting the museum grounds.

How to Reserve and Purchase Tickets Online
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, tickets for this exhibition should be reserved online in advance. To alleviate congestion in the galleries, entry priority will be given to holders of "Timed Entry Tickets," so we recommend visitors to please purchase a "Timed Entry Ticket" prior to visiting the museum. Admission times are divided into hour-long time frames, and visitors must enter the museum within the time slot printed on their tickets.
In addition, a limited number of same-day tickets will be available for purchase without a reservation at the museum entrance. Purchasers of same-day tickets will be allowed entry during the time slot closest to the time of purchase. Tickets for each day are limited and will become unavailable if sold out. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
"Timed Entry Tickets" and "Campus Members Timed Entry Tickets" can be reserved through the Lawson Ticket website up to a day before your visit. After making your reservation online, tickets can be printed and purchased at any Lawson or MiniStop convenience store.

Official Website
(In Japanese only)

We accept these credit card at the ticket booth.
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Museum Closures and Special Hours

When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on the next day (Tuesday).
Special Hours:
  • The museum will be closed on
    Friday, March 26, 2021;
    Friday, July 23, 2021;
    Friday, October 8, 2021;
    and from Monday, December 27, 2021 through Saturday, January 1, 2022.
  • The museum is temporarily closed April 25 to May 11, 2021.
2021 Permanent Collection (Thematic Exhibitions) Galleries Closures:
  • Collection Galleries are either closed or used as Special Exhibitions Galleries
    from Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, May 16;
    from Saturday, July 24 to Sunday, September 12;
    and from Saturday, October 9 to Sunday, December 5, 2021.
  • When Special Exhibitions are underway, one cannot buy a separate ticket for the Collection Galleries. To access them, one must purchase a ticket for the Special Exhibition.
The Museum Galleries* are Closed:
  • Tuesday, March 9 through Thursday, March 25, 2021**
  • Tuesday, May 18 through Friday, June 4, 2021
  • Tuesday, July 6 through Thursday, July 22, 2021**
  • Tuesday, September 14 through Thursday, October 7, 2021**
  • Tuesday, December 7 through Sunday, December 26, 2021
  • Wednesday, March 23 through Sunday, Apil 10, 2022
*Admission to the Museum Garden and Outdoor Exhibits: Please see below.
**The entire museum will be closed on Friday, March 26, 2021; on Friday, July 23, 2021;on Friday, October 8, 2021.
Admission to the Museum Gardens and Outdoor Exhibits:
When the Collection galleries are closed, one may purchase admission to the gardens and outdoor exhibitions for 300 yen including guide booklet to the Kyoto National Museum gardens and outdoor exhibits.
Admission to the gardens and outdoor exhibitions is free for high scool students and younger, seniors over 70, visitors with disabilities and one caretaker, and for Campus Members (including faculty). Please show I.D. Sorry, but guide booklet is not provided with free admission.

Extended Hours are not in effect for admission to the gardens and outdoor exhibitions.

*Please see above information on Museum Closures and check the Museum Calendar ahead of your visit.

A Message to Museum Visitors

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