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This small, quiet museum (5 rooms) is a respite from bustling Gion and Shijo-dori, and is well worth visiting if you are interested or intrigued by the artists’ work currently on display. The exhibitions change but when I visited, I was pleasantly surprised to find...More
A small museum with a changing display but worth a visit for the stunning architectural feature including the circular open roof shown aboves. Our visit coincided with an exhibition of photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
On my visit, the main, almost exclusive, exhibit was a collection of photographs. A quick glance at previous reviews suggests that this is the norm.
The museum has several floors but a relatively small area on each. This is an advantage to those like myself...More
We went based on the reviews which suggested there was a wide collection of photography. Actually, there were none, which makes me think the exhibitions change a lot, so make sure to check their web site before you go. Having said that, the show we...More
I made a special trip to this tiny museum based largely on the favorable TripAdvisor reviews. Maybe I picked a bad time to visit, but I enjoy contemporary art and after spending 45 minutes on public transit to get there and paying the 1000 Yen...More
If you happen to be in the area of Gion, take some time out to visit the Kahitsukan. I clicked the "visited in March 2013" button only because they don't offer a multiple visit option. I try to visit the Kahitsukan every year when I...More
Go go go For anyone interested in the arts, this is a must see must do. Myt third visit to Japan and next time I'll go for a month.
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko" in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners, Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the 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
glow with lanterns along the river, where weeping willows catch the starlight and the air is warmed with conversation. Groups pass through to populate the restaurants and bars along the riverfront, but Gion still manages to be a mostly quiet district, due in large part to limited automotive traffic through many of its streets. Gion is a wonderful place to indulge in Kyoto's local and customary cuisines, and is best enjoyed after dark.