Hours and Admissions

Museum Hours

Museum gardens, outdoor exhibits only;  March 24–April 9, 2020
Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (Entrance until 4:30 p.m.)

Admission


Free Admission to Museum Gardens and Outdoor Exhibits, March 24 – April 9, 2020

Museum Closures and Special Hours


Closed:
Mondays.
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, April 10, 2020;
    Friday, October 9, 2020;
    from Monday, December 28, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021;
    and Friday, March 26, 2021.
  • The museum is closed from February 27 to March 22, 2020,
  • The museum is temporarily closed effective April 11, 2020, until further notice.
2020 Permanent Collection (Thematic Exhibitions) Galleries Closures:
  • Collection Galleries are either closed or used as Special Exhibitions Galleries
    from Saturday, April 11 to Sunday, May 31;
    from Saturday, October 10 to Monday, November 23;
    and from Saturday, March 27 to Sunday, May 16, 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 24 through Thursday, April 9, 2020**
  • Tuesday, June 2 through Sunday, June 21, 2020
  • Thursday, September 24 through Thursday, October 8, 2020**
  • Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Tuesday, March 9 through Thursday, 25, 2021**
*Admission to the Museum Garden and Outdoor Exhibits: Please see below.
**The entire museum will be closed on Friday, April 10, 2020; on Friday, October 9, 2020; on Friday, March 26, 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.
Free Admission to Museum Gardens and Outdoor Exhibits, March 24 – April 9, 2020

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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