Museum Shop and Cafe

Museum Shop Benrido

Museum Shop Kyoto Benrido

Located on south gate, BENRIDO features a broad selection of art reproductions, post card, and books, as well as developed and produced by Kyoto National Museum.
Museum admission is not required for entry.

Benrido website

Hours


Heisei Chishinkan Wing Shop
Duration of Permanent Collection Exhibition
Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Duration of Special Exhibition
Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
South Gate Shop
Duration of Permanent Collection Exhibition
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
Duration of Special Exhibition
Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Closed


Mondays
*When Monday is a national holiday, the restaurant is open on the Monday and closed on the following Tuesday.

Inquiries

Museum Shop Benrido
302 Benzaiten-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan 604-0093
Tel:075-223-8909 Fax:075-231-2561
Benrido website

Museum Shop mail address:
Museum Shop Kyoto Benrido

Café Maeda Coffee

Café Maeda Coffee

Maeda Coffee, founded in 1971, is headquartered near the corner of Takoyakushi and Muromachi Streets close to the main downtown intersection of Shijo Karasuma, famous for the Gion Festival. Since its establishment, Maeda Coffee has proudly offered outstanding house-roasted coffees including its signature blend "Ryunosuke," which has remained unchanged from the beginning, as well as "Kyo," offered exclusively at the Kyoto National Museum café. The menu also includes meal items, such as sandwiches and hashed beef and rice, as well as homemade cakes baked daily at the main shop, parfaits, and other baked goods. Come enjoy coffee, tea, or a light meal in Maeda Coffee’s café overlooking the museum, including the nineteenth-century brick Meiji Kotokan (an Important Cultural Property) and the garden with Rodin's The Thinker. Museum admission is not required to enter the café.

Maeda Coffee website

Recommended menu

Special Blended Coffee
Special blended coffee
"RYUNOSUKE"
Sweets made with Uji Green Tea
Sweets made with Uji Green Tea
Kyoto National Musium Special Fluffy Sandwich made with Kyoto Branded Eggs
Kyoto National Musium Special
Fluffy Sandwich
made with Kyoto Branded Eggs

Hours

Duration of Permanent Collection Exhibition
9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*(L.O. 4:30 p.m.)
*Expect days of extended hours
Duration of Special Exhibition
9:15 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.*(L.O. 5:30 p.m.)
*Expect days of extended hours
Fridays and Saturdays
Depend on MUSEUM HOURS
Seating Capacity
Indoors: 14 tables, 44 seats
Terrace: 8 tables, 30 seats

Closed

Mondays.
When Monday is a national holiday, the shop is open on Monday and closed on the following Tuesday.

Inquiries

Café Maeda Coffee
TEL & FAX: 075-533-6262
Maeda Coffee website

Café mail address:
Maeda Coffee mail address

Restaurant The Muses

Restaurant The Muses

THE MUSES, located within the newly opened Heisei Chishinkan of the Kyoto National Museum, is a café restaurant operated by Hyatt Regency Kyoto.
Like the Heisei Chishinkan, The Muses was also designed by the world-renowned architect, Yoshio Taniguchi. The simple-yet-sophisticated interior is inviting, with glass walls and high-quality wooden furniture.
The restaurant offers both light meals and course meals exclusively prepared by the hotel's chefs.

The Muses website

Recommended menu

Braised beef Bourguignon
Braised beef Bourguignon
Dessert
Dessert
Dinner Course
Dinner Course
Lunch Set
Lunch Set
Lunch The Muses
Lunch The Muses

Hours


Duration of Permanent Collection Exhibition
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (L.O. 4:30 p.m.)
 
Duration of Special Exhibition
Except Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (L.O. 5:30 p.m.)
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (L.O. 7:30 p.m.)

Closed


Mondays
*When Monday is a national holiday, the restaurant is open on the Monday and closed on the following Tuesday.

Reservations and Inquiries

The Muses
First floor, Heisei Chishinkan,
Kyoto National Museum
Tel: 075-533-7650
The Muses website

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