Tickets for Ryukoku Museum of Buddhism & Buddhist Culture

Get enlightened about Buddhist culture in a cutting-edge museum in Kyoto

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Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
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What's included

Admission to the Ryukoku Museum and its current exhibition
Access to the Bezeklik Cave Temples restoration exhibition
  • 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.

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

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Ryukoku Museum
117 Nishinakasujidori Shomen Sagaru Shimogyo-ku, 600-8399, Kyoto
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