To celebrate the opening of a new museum in Arashiyama, Kyoto, the Keifuku Randen Line is currently running a special “Museum Train” which is decorated both inside and out with images from some of Japan’s most famous paintings.
The Fukuda Art Museum is a new institution that opened in Kyoto’s Arashiyama district this October. The museum houses a private collection of 1,500 artworks by major Japanese artists with a special emphasis on Kyoto painters ranging in era from the Edo period (1603 – 1868) to modern times. Until now, many of these pieces have never or only rarely been put on public display. Currently, for the opening “Fukuda All Stars” exhibition (which lasts until January 13th 2020), the museum is showcasing works from the Edo period artists such as Maruyama Okyo and Ito Jakuchu and masterpieces of the Meiji Era (1868-1912) by artists such as Uemura Shoen and Takeuchi Seiho.
Fukuda Art Museum is a 3 minute walk from Keifuku Arashiyama Station, and also convenient for Arashiyama’s other top sightseeing attractions: the Togetsukyo Bridge, Tenryuji Temple, and the famous bamboo forest.
The Keifuku Randen Line is a nostalgic tram line that runs from central Kyoto to the Arashiyama district, with a branch line that runs north to serve some of Kyoto’s most famous temples and shrines. The Museum train is currently running on both lines of the Keifuku Randen network and will continue running until January 13th 2020.
For exhibition details and museum opening hours please visit the Fukuda Art Museum website.
For a complete guide to Kyoto’s scenic tramline please visit our article: The Keifuku Randen Tram Line.
Article by Michael Lambe. Photos courtesy of Keifuku Electric Railroad and Fukuda Art Museum. All rights reserved.