Hosomi Museum-Museum Location/Contact

About the Hosomi Museum

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A Collection's Enduring Beauty

The Hosomi Museum was founded in March 1998 and is located in Kyoto's eastern district of Okazaki, the city's "cultural zone".

The museum is based on the collection of the late Osaka industrialist, Hosomi Ryo (first generation Kokoan), and features some 1000 works of Japanese art representing almost all major time periods and categories.

Notable items include Heian and Kamakura Buddhist/Shinto art, Muromachi ink painting, Negoro lacquer ware and tea ceremony kettles, Momoyama ceramics and cloisonne, as well as Edo painting such as Rimpa and Ito Jakuchu. In all genres, world-class pieces can be found.

Throughout the year, the museum organizes regular exhibitions, seminars and lectures, helping to promote Japanese traditional culture.

The Museum has no permanent exihibition.

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Museum information

Business Hours

  • Museum : 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Shop : 10:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tea Room : 11:00am to 4:00pm
    (irregular holidays)
  • Cafe : 10:30am to 5:00pm
    (last order at 4:30pm)

Days Closed

  • Mondays
    (or Tuesdays when Monday falls on a national holiday)
  • exhibition changing periods


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Directions to the Hosomi Museum

  • Subway :Get off at Higashiyama station (Tozai Line), exit 2; 10 min. walk north.
  • 31, 32, 201, 202, 203 and 206 Kyoto city bus routes :
    Get off at "Higashiyama-Nijo Okazaki-Koen-guchi" stop; 3 min. walk east on Nijo.
  • 32 and 46 Kyoto city bus routes :
    Get off at "Okazaki-Koen-guchi"stop;2 min. walk west on Nijo.
  • 100 Raku Kyoto city bus routes :
    Get off at "Okazaki -Koen/Bijutsukan,Heian Jingu-mae"stop;5 min. walk west on Nijo.


6-3 Saishoji-cho Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Telephone (Japanese only)

Inside Japan: 075-752-5555
From Abroad: 81-75-752-5555



Museum Admission Fee

Admission fee differs according to exhibition.
(Click here for exhibition info.)