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MuseumsHimeji City Shosha Art & Craft Museum

The Shosha Art & Craft Museum exhibits the works and collections of the late Kosho Shimizu, born in Himeji and a former head of Todai-ji Temple. There are also exhibitions of ttraditional Himeji crafts and local toys from all over Japan.

Primarily on Sundays and holidays, visitors can see demonstrations by craftsmen of Himeji papier-mâché, Himeji spinning tops (koma), and traditional Himeji dolls. Visitors can also try their hand at painting Himeji dolls and papier-mâché every day the museum is open. Traditional Himeji crafts are available for purchase in the store.
For inquiries by e-mail: kougei@city.himeji.hyogo.jp

Painting Himeji papier-mâché and dolls
Visitors can try their hand at painting local handicrafts like Himeji dolls and papier-mâché. On Fridays and Saturdays in particular, visitors will be able to receive instruction from traditional craftsmen. Your creations can be taken home the same day.
Time required: 30-60 minutes
Groups of 20 or more people: Please inquire.
Price: Himeji papier-mâché 800 yen and up, Himeji spinning tops 300 yen (Admission fee is required separately).

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 the "Shoshazan Ropeway" bus stop and walk approx. 3 minutes
Car: 15 minutes from Himeji Nishi Ramp on Himeji Bypass. 10 minutes from Himeji Nishi Interchange on Sanyo Expressway
Space for 45 regular-sized cars (Free)
Business Hours
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Adults 500 yen / University and high school students 300 yen / Junior high school and elementary school students 70 yen
*Groups of 20 or more receive a discount of 20%
*Free admission for disabled visitors and one caregiver is available upon presentation of a disability certificate.
Mondays (except when Monday is a national holiday), the day after holidays (except Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), and New Year's holidays (December 25th - January 5th)
Barrier-Free Information
No steps at entrance / No steps in hallway / Wheelchair accessible toilet / Wheelchair rental service / Elevator for wheelchair users
1223 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2201
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