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The Archaeological Research Center conducts surveys and research on the buried cultural properties (archaeological sites and artifacts) that form the historical heritage of the region, and carefully stores items found at these archaeological sites.
The center offers special exhibitions and lecture, tours of historical remains, magatama (tear-shaped beads from prehistoric Japan)-making workshops and more, designed to help the public become more familiar with these buried cultural properties.
Miyama Kofun Park to the south of the museum is also a wonderful place to enjoy the changing seasons, with cherry blossoms in the spring and colorful maples in the fall.

[Activity] Make Stone Magatama / Material cost for 1: 300 yen
Every Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Reception)
*May be unavailable some days at the museum's discretion.
*Those under elementary school age must be accompanied by a guardian.

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

Train: 30 minutes walk to the southwest from JR Onitsuka Station
Bus: Take Shinki Bus to "Sakamoto" bus stop, and walk 3 minutes to the northwest
Car: 5 minutes north from Himeji East Interchange on the Himeji Bypass
Available (space for 41 regular cars, 2 buses)
Business Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Mondays (open if Monday is a national holiday), the day after national holidays (open on Saturdays and Sundays), and New Year holidays
Barrier-Free Information
No steps at entrance / No steps in hallway / Wheelchair accessible toilet / Elevator for wheelchair users / Wheelchair rental service / Braille displays
Sakamoto-414-1 Shigōchō, Himeji, Hyogo 671-0246
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