Hosomi Museum

Hosomi Museum 細見美術館

The Hosomi Museum is located near Okazaki Park and the Heian Shrine in Kyoto's art museum area. The Hosomi Museum specializes in Japanese art, from the Yayoi Period to the Edo Period (1603-1867).

Hosomi Museum, Okazaki, Kyoto, Japan.
Cherry blossoms at Yoshino (Momoyama Period), Hosomi Museum, Okazaki, Kyoto
Hosomi Museum, Okazaki, Kyoto, Japan.
Hosomi Museum, Okazaki, Kyoto, Japan

The Hosomi Museum opened in 1998 and has regular exhibits.

The Hosomi Museum is the collection of the Hosomi family, for which it is named, and features a wide range of Japanese pieces of almost every genre including Buddhist sculpture, handscrolls (emaki), ink paintings, Rimpa art, lacquerware, tea bowls and tea ceremony utensils.

It also has a wonderful cafe that is in the basement but filled with light because of the open design of the building.

The Hosomi Museum has three floors and two basement floors and was designed by Oe Tadasu.

See what's on now at the Hosomi Museum ("Kyoto Exhibits").

Hosomi Museum, Okazaki, Kyoto, Japan.
Hosomi Museum, Okazaki, Kyoto, Japan

Hosomi Museum
6-3 Okazaki, Saishoji-cho,
Tel: 075 752 5555
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Open: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Access - how to get to the Hosomi Museum

The Hosomi Museum is two blocks west the Museum of Modern Art. The closest bus stop is "Higashiyama Nijo." Kyoto City Buses 5, 31, 32, 100, 201, 202, 203, 206. On the subway, it is a ten-minute walk from Higashiyama Station on the Tozai line.

Nearby Hosomi Museum

Other Kyoto attractions near the Hosomi Museum are the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, the Kanze Kaikan Noh Theater, Kyoto Zoo, the Kampo Museum, the Namikawa Cloisonné Museum of Kyoto, Rohm Theater and the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts.

Hosomi Museum, Kyoto.
Hosomi Museum, Kyoto

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