While Kyoto is usually associated with Ukiyo e and Rinpa art, it has rapidly developed a reputation as the capital of international and innovative art, such as the Blanc Nuit or White Night Festival. At the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, famous international as well as Japanese art can be seen in this medium sized gallery.
Kakunodate: Experience ancient Japan in one of the few places where you can escape the chaotic and modern metropolis. Visit the immaculately preserved Samurai houses and go back in time. This town also houses one of the most extensive European antique shops in the area.