Kyoto City Heiankyo Sousei-kan
Kyoto City Heiankyo Sousei-kan is a museum where visitors can experience and learn about the beginning of Kyoto, which has a long history of 1200 years.
The main exhibit is a replica of the Heiankyo capital, which was founded in Kyoto in 794.The capital and its surroundings stretched 4.5 km from east to west and 5.2 km from north to south. The replica was made 11 m wide and 10 m long, scaling down the original to its 1/1000 size.
Heiankyo wad the capital for approximately 400 years. In the period, Murasaki Shikibu wrote the great Japanese literature titled “The Tale of Genji.” Visitors can imagine how people at those times lived by looking at the Emperor’s residence, administrative and ceremonial buildings, temples, markets and more.
The other exhibits include archeological materials such as roof tiles and jars, and replica meal samples. In addition, there is a section where visitors can play some popular games in the Heian period and try on the daily kimono of the aristocrats.
Please visit the museum to immerse yourself in the ancient capital of Japan back in life and think of its local people called “miyakobito” in those days.
Note: Audio guide for the Replica of the Heiankyo Capital is available in English, Chinese and Korean at the museum, using the exclusive app “Uni-Voice” on a smartphone.
- Postal Code
1F Kyoto ASNY (Kyoto City Life-long Learning Center)
- Very close to Marutamatchi-Shichihonmatsu Stop of City Bus,Kyoto Bus and JR Bus
- 10:00ー17:00（entry by 16:50)
- Every Tuesday(or the following day,if Tuesday is a national holiday),and the beginning and end of the year