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  • Explore a rotating series of exhibitions and displays based around the history, thoughts, and culture of Buddhism
  • Get up close to a beautiful restoration of the Bezeklik Cave Temples, an ancient cave complex full of Buddhist artwork
  • Watch moving and educational films in the top-floor cinema, and make sure to watch till the end – the screen retracts into the ceiling, revealing an incredible view of the adjacent Nishi Hongwanji Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Enjoy the series exhibition which explores the roots, teachings, and history of Buddhism in an easy to understand manner through fascinating statues and documents. Or see the focus exhibition and special exhibition, based around themes relating to Buddhism. All are temporary exhibitions available for a limited time.

Your ticket also includes access to the Bezeklik Cave Temples restoration exhibition; a beautiful glimpse into what many consider as the high point of Uyghur Buddhist art.


What's included

Admission to the Ryukoku Museum and its current exhibition
Access to the movie theater on the top floor
Access to the Bezeklik Cave Temples restoration exhibition
Original goods (clear file) as a souvenir

Amendment policy

  • Changes are possible for this ticket


Please show your smartphone ticket at the ticket desk located on the B1 Floor of the building.


Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

How to get there

Ryukoku Museum
117 Nishinakasujidori Shomen Sagaru Shimogyo-ku, 600-8399, Kyoto
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