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Kyoto National Museum
It's one of the world's most respected museums. It displays precious Japanese, Chinese, Korean and other Asian treasures from pre-historic to pre-modern (pre-1800) times.
It diverse cultural treasures embrace many art forms:
They include both Buddhist and secular objects.
For art lovers who cannot visit its city, the Kyoto National Museum has a splendid online photo catalog presenting nearly all its art and historical objects. The 10,000 images can be searched by title, artist, century, and more.
The Kyoto National Museum opened its doors in 1897 and slowly evolved into its present form.
Location in Japan