General Info

Address: 45-26 Uji-Higashiuchi, Uji City, Kyoto 611-0021
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Admission until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed: Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday) and Dec. 28 to Jan. 3


2008 marks the 1,000th year since references to The Tale of Genji first appeared in records. Our museum, the only one dedicated to The Tale of Genji in the world, has undergone a complete renovation to commemorate this major event. Since its 1998 opening in Uji, a key locale in the tale, the museum has garnered significant praise. The makeover has breathed new life into the facility, effectively creating a highly scientific and entertaining museum that addresses a variety of needs.

The City of Uji actively promotes urban development centered on The Tale of Genji. One example of this is the Murasaki Shikibu Literary Award offered by the city. It goes without saying that our museum is definitely the prime example of the city's stance. As we celebrate the 1,000-year history of The Tale of Genji, the museum would like to take this opportunity to pledge to continue our efforts to function as a visitor-friendly facility able to provide and disseminate a wealth of information on The Tale of Genji, both domestically and internationally. We hope to see you soon.