While Kyoto lacks some of the vibrancy of Tokyo’s contemporary arts scene, it holds all the cards when it comes to traditional art and architecture. You only need to wander the streets of Ginza or Higashiyama, follow the paths of a perfectly laid-out and manicured Japanese garden or admire the structure and craftsmanship of one of Kyoto’s many temples or shrines to realise the importance that Japanese art, religion and aesthetics have had upon this ancient city and its people.
That said, however, Kyoto does have its own modern art museum and a burgeoning arts scene that is fostering new talent and making itself known to visiting art lovers and collectors. Here’s our quick guide to the city’s best art museums:
Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Kyoto Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Kyoto.
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