Many unique aspects of Japanese culture, including tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Noh and Kyogen theatres,have originated and flourished in Kyoto through its 1,000-year long history. Many traditional industries were developed with materials and techniques that local artisans have continued to use from generation to generation. The high level of Kyoto craftsmanship and expertise played an important role spreading across the country and giving shape to Japanese culture. Since its opening in1977, our museum has been widely promoting traditional industries through craftsmanship that is very much alive in Kyoto, and through the fascinating stories behind Kyoto craftsmanship. With the 2020 renewal and reopening under the name of Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design, it is our mission to develop projects that introduce various creative activities of modern craftsmen, and to provide a space where both creators and users can look at the current state of traditional industries, engage in free exchange of ideas and think about the future.
* Address: 9-1, Seishoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, 606-8343 (Miyakomesse B1F)
* Tel.: +81-(0)75-762-2670
* Fax.: +81-(0)75-761-7121
* Access: 1-minute walk from City Bus Stop "Bijutsukan,Heian jingu-mae"
10-minute walk from Higashiyama Station on the subway Tozai Line
* Parking: 520 yen / First 60 minutes, 200 yen / per 30 minutes
* Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
* Closed: Dec 29 – Jan 3 and 2 days in the middle of August
* Entrance Fee: Free
* Website: https://kmtc.jp/en/