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Top recommendations from locals

Museum
“This red brick museum was built in 1895. It is a designated Important Cultural Asset. Its extensive collection is focused on ancient Oriental art and antiques from both China and Japan. The garden, featuring a fountain and many statues, is a beautiful place to relax.”
  • 56 locals recommend
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Museum
“漢字の成り立ちなど日本の文化を多角的に学べる場所。一日過ごせるので入場料の価値はある。Kanji museum with lots of fun activities. You will find original souvenir in its museum shop.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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“Kyoto's speciality FU cuisine, vegetarian lunch in an old town house, you can also shop FU in the store and upstairs, micro museum of BENTO boxes. If you lunch, please ask for a window room.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“Kyoto Museum of Contemporary Art, located in Gion, opened in November 1981 to exhibit the work of modern and contemporary artists. Exhibited here are Japanese and Western style painting, industrial arts, photography and calligraphy by modern and contemporary artists, including the famous ceramicist Kitaoji Rosanjin (who is also the founder of the Bishoku Club), Kagaku Murakami and Kaoru Yamaguchi.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Ceramic artist, Mr. Kanjiro Kawai's house / studio exhibiting his works of ceramics, wood carvings, metal works, books and other favorite goods. It is a memorial hall where you can catch a glimpse of the wonderful Japanese house designed by Mr.Kanjiro and their lives at the time.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“重要伝統的建造物群保存地区。美しい石畳の通り道に軒を連ねるお土産屋さんで楽しんで。Important traditional buildings preserved for its historical beauty. You will also enjoy shopping around this area covered with stone pavement.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“An excellent local temple is just a 6 minute walk away. The garden is beautiful. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“幕末を3Dで再現したコーナーなど迫力満載の展示。新選組ファンにはぜひ足を向けてほしい資料館。 The end of Tokugawa period was one of the most exciting era of Japan's history. This place offers you many information with 3D monitors and so on.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Ii (pronounced yi-yi) Museum is the only institution of its kind in Japan that's dedicated to Japanese armors and weapons, as well as their historical research. If you're into shoguns, samurais, and the Japanese Sengoku time period of warlords, be sure to make it to Ii Museum.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“They are usually helping the international people who live in Japan. You could find some small festival or events. They could help you in some language. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Looking for ceramics, Kyoto Ceramic Center is located in Kiyomizu area where pottery makers are settled for centuries. The Center has a large choice of ceramics.”
  • 2 locals recommend