Last updated 15 June 2022
Reservation required in advance of your visit
Reservation is required for all visitors including those who have invitation ticket and Kyoto University students and staff, in order to control the number of visitors in the exhibition space as measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The operating hours have been temporarily shortened. (We are now open from 9:30 to 15:30.）
Reservations can be made for one of the following time slots:
9:30-11:30/ 11:30-13:30/ 13:30-15:30 （Entrance no later than 11:00/ 13:00/ 15:00, respectively）
The museum is closed on the following days: every Monday and Tuesday, Dec 28th–Jan 4th, Jun 18th (University foundation day), 3rd Wed of Aug (summer holiday). Reservation cannot be made for these days.
Request for reservation must be sent no later than 14:00 on the last workday prior to your visit. On-the-day reservation is not possible.
To request reservation, send an e-mail to
Note that the reservation has not yet been completed until you receive a confirmation e-mail back from the museum. Also note that the request can be declined depending on the remaining availability (maximum 30 persons in each time slot).
In the e-mail, include your name, e-mail address, visiting date and time slot, the number of visitors, and name of your companions (if applicable).
A single group may consist of no more than nine members.
We may decide to close the museum or change admission procedures depending on changes in the social conditions regarding COVID-19 pandemic. Please check museum’s website for the latest information before your visit.
Hands-on exhibits and touch displays may not be used.
On the day of your visit, provide all names of your group members at the reception.
Kyoto City’s Corona Safety Tracking Service is in use. Please register via the QR code at the reception desk.
Rules for visitors
• Wear a mask at all times, observe coughing etiquette, and wash and disinfect hands before entering the Museum.
• Wearing mask is required, or please inform staff of any reason for being unable to comply.
• All visitors to the museum will be asked to have their temperature checked using a no-contact thermometer before entering.
• Visitors with a temperature at/above 37.5°C, coughing, or not feeling well, will be denied admission.
• Those who have been in a country or area where the infection has been spreading within the past two weeks will not be allowed admission.
• Disinfectant is available at the entrance/exit and in the lavatories.
• Maintain at least two meters distance among visitors in the Museum.
• Do not touch the exhibits, display cases, glass, etc. in the exhibition spaces.
• Avoid using the elevator unless there is a medical necessity to do so.
Personal information will be collected for the sole purpose of accepting visit reservations for the Kyoto University Museum and in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Such information will not be used for any other purpose. We will not provide your personal information to any third party without your permission, except in the following cases:
• when required by law;
• when, after a reasonable attempt has been made to obtain consent, provision of such information may protect another person’s life or property, or contribute to the improvement of public health or the healthy development of children in the community; or
• in the event that actions legally sanctioned by a local or national agency or its designate could be affected by an attempt to obtain consent.
Management of personal information
Personal information collected will be held under strict control and will not be used for any purpose other than those noted above. The Museum will retain such information for one month from the date of your visit, after which this information will be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
The policy herein was prepared in accordance with the following guidelines:
• Kyoto University’s Guidelines for Restriction of Activities in Relation to the Spread of the New Coronavirus (3rd edition, 19 April 2021)
• Kyoto Prefecture’s Guidelines for Prevention of Infection (revised 27 January 2021)
• the Japan Association of Museums’ Guidelines for Prevention of the Spread of the New Coronavirus in Museums (25 May 2020)