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.

Special Exhibition
Art of the Ji Shū
Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Entrance until 5:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Entrance until 7:30 p.m.)


Special Exhibition
Art of the Ji Shū
GeneralGroup of
more than 20
Adult 1,500 yen 1,300 yen
University Student (ID required) 1,200 yen 1,000 yen
High School Student (ID required) 900 yen 700 yen

  • Admission is free for junior high school students and other youths age 0–15, visitors with disabilities and one caretaker. Please show I.D.
  • Admission is reduced by 500 yen for Campus Members (including faculty) able to produce I.D.

We accepte these credit card at the ticket booth.
acceptable credit card.


When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on the next day(Tuesday).
Special Hours:
  • In 2019, the museum will be opened continuously from Monday, April 29 through Monday, May 6. On Tuesday, May 7, the museum will be closed.
  • The museum will be closed on
    Friday, April 12, 2019;
    Friday, October 11, 2019;
    and from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
2019 Permanent Collection (Thematic Exhibitions) Galleries Closures:
  • Collection Galleries are either closed or used as Special Exhibitions Galleries from Saturday, April 13 to Sunday, June 9 and from Saturday, October 12 to Sunday, November 24.
  • 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 19 through Thursday, April 12, 2019**
  • Tuesday, June 11 through Sunday, June 30, 2019
  • Tuesday, September 18 through Thursday, October 11, 2019**
  • Tuesday, November 26 through Sunday, December 22, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 through TBD
*Admission to the Museum Garden and Outdoor Exhibits: Please see below.
**The entire museum will be closed on Friday, April 12 and on Friday, October 11, 2019
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 260 yen and, for groups of 20 people or more, for 210 yen including guide booklet to the Kyoto National Museum gardens and outdoor exhibits.
Admission to the gardens and outdoor exhibitions is free for university 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.

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