Events and Publications Information

This page will introduce you to awareness raising events and publications carried out by the Non-Profit Foundation for Preservation of Kyoto's Cultural and Sightseeing Resources. We hope you will look forward to regularly receiving information on what is happening in Kyoto.

Kyoto Municipal Preservation Museum of Saga Toriimoto's Streets and Structures

Saga Toriimoto is one of the four areas of Kyoto which has been designated a preservation area of traditional structures. The museum was opened here in November 1993 to preserve and exhibit the street-layout and structures of Kyoto.
The museum is a faithful reproduction of a town house of the early Meiji Period (1868 - 1912) with "koshi" (wide spaced wooden grid windows), "mushiko-mado" (narrow spaced wooden grid windows), and "kemuri-dashi" (smoke escape hatch located on roof) on the outside. Inside, there is a kitchen area called "tori-niwa" which literally means "walk-through garden", complete with an "okudo-san" or a cooking area of hard-pressed earth banked around a fire to snugly contain a huge cooking pot, and a stone well.
Exhibits include photographs and explanations of Kyoto's cityscape as well as a model of the Saga Toriimoto area in the early years of Showa(1926 - 1988).

Kyoto Municipal Preservation Museum of Saga Toriimoto's Streets and Structures
Address: Kyoto-shi, Ukyo-ku, Saga Toriimoto,
Sennocho, 8-banchi.
Telephone: 075-864-2406
Closed: Mondays
(Tuesday following a national holiday)
Year-end and New Year's holiday
(December 26 - January 6)
Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Transportation:
City Bus
20 minutes on foot from Daikakuji bus stop
Bus no. 28 from in front of Kyoto Station
Bus no. 91 from Shijo Karasuma
Bus no. 92 from Kitaoji Station
Kyoto Bus
3 minutes on foot from Toriimoto bus stop
Bus no. 72 from in front of Kyoto Station
Bus no. 62 from Sanjo Keihan Railway Station
JR
Sagano line - 30 minutes on foot from Sagano-Arashiyama Station

Kitchen with cooking area and stone well


Publications Information
"Famous Modern Architecture in Kyoto"
(B5 size, approx. 128 pages)
2,100 Yen (postage not included)

An introduction to Kyoto's modern western architecture constructed during the Meiji Period through the early Showa Period.
"Kyoto's Rokusai Nembutsu"
(B5 size, approx. 253 pages)

3,150 Yen (postage not included)

"Kyoto's Yasurai Bana"
(B5 size, approx. 86 pages)

1,575 Yen (postage not included)

These publications provide thorough introductions to the Rokusai Nembutsu and the Yasurai Bana, Kyoto's representative folk entertainment.

Kyoto's Cultural Assets Book Series


Kyoto city conducts investigations then publishes this book series,which introduces Kyoto's cultural assets by themes.

    7th Edition,
    "The Modern Artists' World in Kyoto -Artists and their Works"
    (A4 size, 72 pages)
    1,000 Yen (postage not included)

    9th Edition,
    "Kyoto's Scenic Spots -Significance and Transition"

    (A4 size, 60 pages)
    1,300 Yen (postage not included)

    11th Edition,
    "Faces of Kyoto -A survey Report of Kyoto Scenes"

    (A4 size, 72 pages)
    1,300 Yen (postage not included)

    12th Edition,
    "Tools and Implements Related to Daily Life in the Mountain Village of Kuta"

    (A4 size, 65 pages)
    1,300 Yen (postage not included)


Since the number of calendars and publications is limited, items maybe out of stock.

As foundation members, contributors to the Non-Profit Foundation for Preservation of Kyoto's Cultural Sightseeing Resources will receive information on events and discounts on publications, etc.



Inquiries
The Non-Profit Foundation for Preservation of Kyoto's Cultural Sightseeing Resources
Kyoto Kaikan nai, Okazaki Saishoji-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
ZIP: 606-8342
TEL. 075-752-0235
FAX. 075-752-0236
email: kyobunka

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