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Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art

Northern Higashiyama

This fine museum holds several major exhibitions a year, as well as a variety of free shows. It’s always worth stopping by to see if something is on while you are in town.

The pond behind the museum is a great place for a picnic.

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6. Shōren-in

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