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The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History opened in April 1983 with the goals of "deepening Hyogo Prefecture's residents' understanding of local history, contributing to the development of education, science, and culture, and introducing the richness of Hyogo to visitors from outside the prefecture." After celebrating its 20th anniversary, the museum was re-opened in a new form in April 2007.
The museum is designed with the spirit of universal design, meant to be a place where people from all walks of life—from small children to the elderly, from those who want to spend their time in style to those who are interested in local history—can comfortably visit the museum and get the most out of it, supporting and interacting with one another. Come visit the museum, and see what you can learn. The museum also has a café.

[Ceremonial 12-Layered Kimono & Armor-Wearing]
In the Gathering Space on the first floor of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History, visitors can try on junihitoe (a 12-layered ceremonial kimono), traditional armor, and a child's traditional ceremonial dress. Visitors can also ride on a horse native to Japan (a reconstructed model) and play with traditional Japanese toys (tedama bean bags, koma tops, menko cards, wooden kendama, etc.). There is also a traditional picture-story show.

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

Bus: Take Shinki Bus to "Himeyamakoen-kita/Hakubutsukan-mae" bus stop
None *Parking is a available at nearby public lots.
Business Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Adults 200 yen / University students 150 yen / 70 years old and over 100 yen / Free for high school students and younger
Admission fees will vary for special exhibitions.
Half-price admission for disabled visitors and half-price admission for one caregiver available upon presentation of a disability certificate or other documentation.
Mondays (or the following weekday if Monday is a national holiday), New Year's holidays, and other special holidays (please inquire for details)
68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo 670-0012
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