Ryozen Museum of History

Ryozen Museum of History
Voice Guide of Spot Introduction
Page last updated: Jun, 07, 2019
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Peter von Gomm

The Ryozen Museum of History is dedicated to the Bakumatsu and Meiji Restoration. These were significant times in Japanese history when the country would transition from the centuries of isolation under the rule of the Tokugawa clan to a modern state. Opened in 1970 it is also a center for the study of the times, and supports the publication of authors and scholars. Kyoto was a center for the transitional politics of the time for the samurai, daimyo, politicians, and the emperor at the time. The artists, writers, and intellectuals were concentrated in Kyoto and this museum tells the story of this formative and important time. You can see artifacts, learn and connect with Japanese historical figures like Sakamoto Ryoma, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, and many more. The museum often holds exhibitions highlighting some important aspect of this fascinating time in Japanese history. The permanent collection gives visitors a chance to see and learn about Japan before and after the transition to a modern state.

Information of Spot Detail


1 Seikanji Ryozan-cho, Higashiyama, Kyoto, Kyoto

Telephone Number


Spot Types


Business Hours

10:00 to 17:30
- It varies according to seasons. Please refer to homepage.

Regular Holiday

Mondays (or next day if Monday is a holiday)


Adults 700yen, High school 400yen, Elementary and middle school 300yen


A 20 minute walk from Keihan Gionshijo Station
A 20 minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
A 19 minute bus ride from JR Kyoto Station, then a 10 minute walk from Higashiyama Yasui bus stop
A 2 minute bus ride from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station or Keihan Gionshijo Station, then a 10 minute walk from Higashiyama Yasui bus stop

※The written notice and information on this page are as of the date of publication. Please refer or confirm the latest information of each spot on individual introduced website.


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