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Japan Kanji Museum & Library

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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History of Kanji

This museum was really cool, although to enjoy it you definitely need at least some knowledge of... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
runhaags
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Buffalo, New York
Didn't feel welcome ...

We didn't actually enter this museum. At the entrance we were warned by the staff that there were... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
andream0402
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Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
29 Jun 2018
“Worst service experience while in japan (by far)”
14 Jun 2018
“Didn't feel welcome ...”
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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551 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0074, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-757-8686
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Very rude staff. More worried about making sure each person has a separate order (1 order per seat and 1 order per person to use toilet) than anything else. There are far friendlier options which also offer better prices.

Thank SFKingBoss
Reviewed 15 June 2018

We didn't actually enter this museum. At the entrance we were warned by the staff that there were no English explanations for anything. Entry was 800Y pp and there was an English audio guide available but that was another 500Y pp. That made for an...More

Thank andream0402
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

While the displays have no English translations, they offer an audio guide for 500¥, which is less than $5 USD. (Admission is 800¥ for adults.) There are a few hands-on activities to go with the displays which were kind of fun. This museum is pretty...More

Thank adfineman
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Service ★★★★★ Price ★★★☆☆ Space ★★★★☆ If you got tired while walking around Gion corner, here is the right place to go( Starbucks next to here is very cloudy).

Thank ylft
Reviewed 28 September 2017

On our last day of our stay we decided to check out this next door museum. On entering we were warned by the staff that there were no English Translations. We paid the admission anyway. The staff were pretty helpful and went out of their...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

This museum was really cool, although to enjoy it you definitely need at least some knowledge of kanji, and Japanese as well. I don't speak Japanese, but my wife and her friend do, which allowed me to enjoy the museum anyway. It is designed for...More

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streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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