Museum of Kyoto

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Museum of Kyoto
Museum of Kyoto
Established1 October 1988 (1988-10-01)
Location Nakagyō, Kyoto, Japan
Coordinates 35°00′33″N135°45′44″E / 35.00917°N 135.76222°E / 35.00917; 135.76222
Type History museum
Architect Tatsuno Kingo (Annex)
Owner Kyoto prefectural government
Public transit access Kyoto City Subway: Subway KyotoKarasuma.png Subway KyotoTozai.png at Karasuma Oike
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The Museum of Kyoto (京都文化博物館, Kyōto Bunka Hakubutsukan) is a museum of the history and culture of Kyoto.

The annex served as Heian Museum of Ancient History until 1986. [1] It was designed by Tatsuno Kingo and Uheiji Nagano as the former Bank of Japan Kyoto Branch and designated as Important Cultural Property of Japan in 1969. [2]

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  1. "Introduction" (in Japanese). The Paleological Association of Japan.
  2. "旧日本銀行京都支店" (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs.