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.
The museum hosts five special and traveling exhibits every year and rotates the artwork displayed in the Collection Gallery about five times a year, making no two visits the same. The Collection Gallery also serves as a site for workshops and educational programs. On the first floor, you can enjoy a light snack at the museum’s cafe and peruse the museum shop.
MoMAK’s exterior itself is a work of art. Designed by Maki Fumihiko and completed in 1986, the unique combination of granite tiles and glass windows is an ode to the grid layout of Kyoto.
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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