The Kyoto City Archaeological Museum
The Kyoto City Archaeological Museum (京都市考古資料館) is situated a short walk east from the Horikawa-Imadegawa intersection in north-central Kyoto. The museum has two floors, with galleries focusing mainly on the history and archaeology of Kyoto. The galleries include the Current Archaeological News Section, showing the findings of the The Kyoto City Archaeological Research Institute, the Special Exhibition Section, the Primitive Age Section, and other sections devoted to periods in Kyoto’s history.
 
Admission to the Museum is free, with the Museum being closed on Mondays and on other designated days throughout the year. A good alternative museum to visit while Kyoto National Museum is undergoing renovation. For further information on The Kyoto City Archaeological Museum see Maki Kawai’s website here.