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National Museum of Japanese History

A must-see for history buffs, the National Museum of Japanese History is one of the largest museums in Japan.

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Museum

The National Museum of Japanese History is one of the largest national history museums in Japan, exhibiting all periods of Japanese history and culture. The museum opened in March 1983 in a corner of the Sakura Castle ruins in Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture. It is a temple of history with a grand total floor space of 38,000 square meters on a site of approximately 130,000 square meters.

As an inter-university research institute, it conducts surveys and research with researchers from universities and other institutions in Japan and abroad, and exhibits the results.
There are about 10,000 exhibits, including actual materials from history, archaeology, and folklore, as well as reconstructed models.
The museum is divided into six exhibition rooms according to time period and theme, allowing visitors to deepen their understanding of how the Japanese people lived and what kind of culture they built.
One of the highlights of the museum is the view of the seasonal nature of Sakura Castle Ruins.

The museum is also established together with the "Kurashi no shokubutsu-en / Botanical Garden of Everyday Life," which systematically grows and exhibits plants that have supported people's lives and culture since ancient times.

Highlights

  • One of the largest national history museums in Japan.
  • The museum's research and exhibitions are focused on the history of life in Japan.
  • There is also "Kurashi no shokubutsu-en / Botanical Garden of Everyday Life" where you can find the plants that have supported the lifestyle and culture of the Japanese people.
  • At the museum store, you can buy books and other historical items as well as original souvenirs such as folk crafts and postcards.
  • There is also a restaurant inside the museum where you can enjoy a meal with a view of the Sakura Castle ruins.

Photos

  • National Museum of Japanese History

    National Museum of Japanese History

  • Opened in March 1983 in a corner of the Sakura Castle ruins.

    Opened in March 1983 in a corner of the Sakura Castle ruins.

  • Prologue

    Prologue

  • Exhibition Room 1, Theme I "People Who Lived Through the Last Glacial Period" Exhibition view

    Exhibition Room 1, Theme I "People Who Lived Through the Last Glacial Period" Exhibition view

  • Exhibition Room 3 "The Flow of People and Goods" Exhibition view

    Exhibition Room 3 "The Flow of People and Goods" Exhibition view

  • Exhibition Room 4 "Anxiety and Prayer" Exhibition view

    Exhibition Room 4 "Anxiety and Prayer" Exhibition view

  • Exhibition Room 6 "The Postwar Lifestyle Revolution", Full-scale reproduction of the Japan Housing Corporation Complex, owned by the National Museum of Japanese History

    Exhibition Room 6 "The Postwar Lifestyle Revolution", Full-scale reproduction of the Japan Housing Corporation Complex, owned by the National Museum of Japanese History

  • Room 5 "A New Urban Lifestyle" Full-scale reconstructed model of the townscape of Asakusa, owned by the National Museum of Japanese History

    Room 5 "A New Urban Lifestyle" Full-scale reconstructed model of the townscape of Asakusa, owned by the National Museum of Japanese History

  • At the "Kurashi no shokubutsu-en / Botanical Garden of Everyday Life", plants that have been involved in people's lives are exhibited.

    At the "Kurashi no shokubutsu-en / Botanical Garden of Everyday Life", plants that have been involved in people's lives are exhibited.

Reviews

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  • Wo Plum99

    用簡單的敘述及文物的展示,使參訪者很迅速了解日本文化。

  • 文翰學林

    雖然不是很了解日本的歷史,但是透過展示清楚了解到日本人生活的演變進化。

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Details

Name in Japanese
国立歴史民俗博物館
Postal Code
285-8502
Address
117 Jonaicho, Sakura City, Chiba
Tel
050-5541-8600(Hello Dial Service)
Admission
Adults : 600 yen, University students : 250 yen,
High school students and younger : Free
Closed
Mondays (If a Monday falls on a holiday, the museum will be open and closed the following day). Year-end and New Year holidays
Business Hours
March-September 9:30am-5:00pm,
October-February 9:30am-4:30pm
Access
About 15 minutes by bus from Sakura Station on the JR Sobu Main Line.
Official Website
Official Website (English)