Planning a visit
- How much is admission to the Museum?
- Admission is ¥900 for an adult, ¥500 for a high school and college student, and free for a junior high school student or younger.
Groups of more than twenty people have discount: ¥800 for an adult, ¥400 for a high school and college student.
- When is the Museum open?
- The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, and on major Holiday Mondays. In case Monday is a national holiday, the Museum is closed on the following day. Please note that due to changing exhibitions, the Museum will be closed irregularly. So, please check the museum calendar on our web site.
The Museum hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last admission is 4:30 p.m.
- How do I get to the Museum by train?
- Take the JR Kyoto line from Kyoto station and get off at Yamazaki and walks 10 minutes from the station. Or take the Hankyu Kyoto line and get off at Oyamazaki and walks 10 minutes from the station. There is also a free shuttle bus service from both stations. See General Information for details.
- How do I get to the Museum by car?
- The Museum does not have a parking garage and encourages the visitor to visit the Museum by train. But the visitor can also park a car in metered parking. See General Information for details.
- Can I check my luggage?
- YES, free Coin-operated lockers are available. For large items, you can check them at our reception desk.
- Can I use foreign currency?
- NO, we do not exchange foreign currencies. We only accept Japanese currency.
- Can I use a credit card?
- YES, BUT only VISA, to pay over 3,000 yen at the museum shop. NOT available at the entrance and the cafe.
- Is there anywhere to eat inside the Museum?
- There is a cafe in the Museum. The cafe serves beverages and cakes but does not serve lunch.
- What is the main collection of the Museum?
- The Museum's main collection is: Pottery and the other decorative art works from the Mingei Movement and a series of Claude Monet's painting Water-lilies.
- Are there any places of interest nearby?
- YES, there is “Promenade of Beauty and History” in Oyamazaki.
Nearby JR Yamazaki station is Rikyuhachimangu Shrine which dominated oil trading during the Middle Age. In Oyamazaki Museum of History, you can learn the area's history and see the replica of Taian which is the National Treasure tea house. Hoshakuji Temple is located just next to the museum. There are several Buddha statues which are registered as Important Cultural Properties and three-storyed pagoda. Especially an elegant statue of Juichimen-kannon Bosatsu (Eleven-headed Bodhisattva) and overwhelming look of Enma-daio (the Lord of Hell) are a must to see. From Hoshakuji Temple, you can climb to Tennozan.
The Museum and its history
- When was the Museum opened?
- The Museum was opened in 1996 and has been managed by Asahi Beer Arts Foundation since then.
- Who originally built the villa? How was the villa turned into the museum?
- The Oyamazaki Villa was built by a wealthy businessman, Shotaro Kaga, in 1912 to 1932. After the Villa had been closed for some years, the government of Kyoto-fu, that of Oyamazaki-cho and Asahi Breweries corporately opened the museum.