Cultural Organisation

Kyoto Art Center / Kyoto, Japan

Kyōto-shi, Japan


  • Yamabushiyama-cho 546-2, Nakagyo-ku
  • Kyōto-shi
  • Kyoto
  • 604-8156
  • Japan

Opening times

Gallery and Library 10:00 - 20:00
Information Room and Lounge 10:00 - 20:00
Cafe 10:00 - 21:30
Studios and Office 10:00 - 22:00

Travel Information

Bus: Get off at “SHIJO-KARASUMA” bus stop, then walk 5 minutes north on Muromachi St.
Train: 5 minutes walk from Exit 22/24 at “SHIJO STATION”on the Subway 5 minutes walk from Exit 22/24 at “KARASUMA STATION” on the Hankyu Railway Kyoto-Line. Get to the “Sanjo Station” on the Keihan Railway Main-Line and change the train to the “KARASUMA OIKE STATION” on the Subway Tozai-Line, then walk for 10 minutes from Exit 4.


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Kyoto Art Center was established in April 2000 in a hope to promote arts in Kyoto in a comprehensive way by collaboration between the city of Kyoto, artists and other people related to art.
The center aims at supporting various artistic activities, providing information about arts, and promoting communication between the citizens and artists through arts.

Kyoto Art Center focuses on the following three points.

  • To support young artists in their activities regardless of genre.
  • To collect and disseminate information on arts and culture using various media.
  • To promote communication between artists and citizens; and among artists.

Our activities include exhibitions, tea ceremonies, traditional stage performances, concerts, dance performances, and various kinds of workshops for training artists and other people related to art, hosting innovative projects for the conservation of traditional arts and creating new ones. We also provide artists from home and abroad studio spaces and “artist in residence program”. Through such services and activities, the center is hoping to become the focal point of the city culture in the new era.