Tickets for Ryukoku Museum of Buddhism & Buddhist Culture

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

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Opening hours
Today:  10:00 - 17:00
Tomorrow:  10:00 - 17:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 17:00
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  Closed
Thursday:  Closed
  • 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
Soboku-e: Japanese Innocent Paintings Through the Ages
Now on - Nov 17, 2019 (ends in 1 day)

This temporary exhibition features a collection of historical Japanese naïve art, from scrolls and illustrations to statues and folding screens. In contrast to high-class work created by professional artists, only accessible to society's wealthiest members, these examples of folk art show how common people enjoyed and interacted with art on a daily basis.

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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.

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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

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

Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date
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Ryukoku Museum
117 Nishinakasujidori Shomen Sagaru Shimogyo-ku, 600-8399, Kyoto
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