National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

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Photo: Main entrance to National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto. – Wiiii / CC BY-SA 3.0

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, also known as MoMAK, is a short 6- to 10-minute walk from Higashiyama Station and houses an impressive collection of twentieth-century artwork from around Japan and the world, with a particular focus on Japanese-style paintings from Kyoto and the Kansai area. Admire paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, crafts, and photography.



26-1 Okazaki Enshojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto (Map) (Directions)


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Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:30 - 17:00
Thursday 9:30 - 17:00
Friday 9:30 - 20:00
Saturday 9:30 - 17:00
Sunday 9:30 - 17:00
Holidays 9:30 - 17:00



Kyoto's National Museum of Modern Art can be conveniently accessed by various public transport options.

If you're traveling from Kyoto Station, take Kyoto City Bus No. 5 headed towards Ginkakuji Temple Via Heian-jingu Shrine. Alight at the Okazaki Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae stop.

If you're using the Kyoto subway network, head to Higashiyama Station (Tōzai Line) and the museum is around 10 minutes walk away.

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