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Costume Museum, Kyoto

Costume Museum - Kyoto, Japan
Costume Museum
Fifth Floor Izutsu Building, Kyoto, Japan 600-8468Map
Shinhanayacho-dori, Horikawa Higashiru
+81 75 342 5345
Neighborhood: Shimogyo-ku
Overview

Genji Monogatari aficionados will enjoy a visit to this sometimes overlooked or unknown museum. A pivotal place in Murasaki Shikibu's novel was Lady Aoi's Rokujo (Palace). The palace was noted for its separate gardens for each of the four seasons. A Chubu University professor in the Department of Technology, Dr. Kozo Ike, designed the quarter-sized replica of the Rokujo. Historically correct Heian era lifestyles of the nobility have been reproduced in miniature. The clothing worn by the aristocracy, together with their furniture, provides glimpses into the eighth century.

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Costume Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Kyoto Station/ City Subway
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