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Kyoto Municipal 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.

This museum's main building will be closed for renovations until 2020; some exhibitions are being held in the nearby annexe. The pond behind the museum is a great place for a picnic.