5 museums you won’t want to miss when you tour Kyoto

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5 museums you won’t want to miss when you tour Kyoto

5 museums you won’t want to miss when you tour Kyoto

Kyoto is an immensely popular travel destination for individuals planning a trip to Japan. If you're hoping to visit this culturally rich, historic part of the country, you won't want to miss out on experiencing the following museums:

Gekkeikan Okura Sake Museum - Tourists will be introduced to the "fascinating history of sake brewing with its nostalgic buildings, tasting experience and valuable collection of traditional brewing tools," states the institution's website.

Kyoto Chopstick Culture Museum – This is a fun, unique place where attendees can view more than 500 chopsticks — and even get the opportunity to make their own.

Kyoto International Manga Museum – Fans of comics will love this museum, which is the first of its kind in all of Japan. Carrying upwards of 200,000 manga-related items, "it offers a stunning array of materials with everything from 19th-century Japanese magazines and books to popular contemporary works from Japan and abroad," notes the Kyoto Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Kyoto National Museum – More than 12,000 pieces of early Japanese art can be found here, divided into categories including fine arts, handicrafts and archaeology. Travelers hoping to visit this museum can get off at Shichijo Station on the Keihan Raliway.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto (MOMAK) – Featuring an impressive collection of 20th-century artwork from Japan and other parts of the world, this institute houses paintings by artists ranging from Henri Matisse to Ryuzaburo Umehara. It's less than a 10-minute walk from the Higashiyama Station on the Tozai Subway Line, and located in a beautiful area along an idyllic canal.

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