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MuseumsHimeji City Water Museum “Mizu no Yakata”

The Waterworks Museum ("Mizu-no-kan" or Water Museum) outlines the history of how drinking water has been obtained, explains the water purification technology that supports our daily lives today, and allows visitors to learn about the footprints of Himeji's water supply system and its future. The exterior of the museum is uniquely shaped like two cylinders joined together to resemble water containers, and inside, it is composed of three exhibition halls and a conference room. The first exhibition hall has a full-length glass ceiling with water flowing over it, through which light pours down to create an underwater-like atmosphere. In each exhibition room, quizzes, games, and experiments allow both children and adults to enjoy learning about the relationship between water and their daily lives.

*Tours of the water treatment plant facilities require advance registration.

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: 15 minutes on foot from Nibuno Station on the JR Bantan Line
Bus: Take Shinki Bus to "Sukainokuchi" bus stop and walk 10 minutes to the west.
Car: Approximately 10 minutes from the Toyotomi Ramp on the Bantan Renraku Road, or the Funatsu Ramp.
Space for 10 cars, 3 buses (Free)
Business Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Last entry at 4:00 p.m.)
Free *For group use, please make a reservation in advance
Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday), and New Year's holidays (December 28th - January 4th)
Barrier-Free Information
No steps at entrance / Wheelchair accessible toilet / Wheelchair rental service
Toyotomi-1849 Toyotomichō, Himeji, Hyogo 679-2123
Inside Himeji City Kabutoyama Water Filtration Plan