Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum Spots in Okayama Area

  • Shimotsui Shipping Agent Museum
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    3.5
    42 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Shimotsui 1-7-23
    This museum is located along Prefectural Route 21 in the Shimotsui 1 Chome area of Kurashiki City. Housed in a renovated Meiji period (1868–1912) shipping agency, it exhibits materials related to the history of Shimotsui. In addition, there is also a restaurant and shop that sells processed marine products.

    Museum well worth seeing with a very interesting array of historical artifacts .The restaurant is excellent and the small shop offers a nice selection of locally produced seafood.

  • Takahashi City Local Museum
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    3.5
    13 Reviews
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    Okayama Takahashi-shi Mukocho 21
    This museum is about a 10-minute walk from JR Bitchu-Takahashi Station. The main building was the old Takahashi Combined Elementary and Higher Elementary School, which was built in 1904, and is now a designated municipal Important Cultural Property. It was preserved as an important representative of early Meiji architecture in 1972. Inside, it holds a collection of over 3,000 pieces of daily life items gathered with help from residents, and range from the Edo period through the early Showa eras. They offer a tangible sense of history. The ceiling of the meeting hall, with its Momoyama-style double-height stepped construction, offers a grand sense of the Meiji period.

    説明書からですが、明治37年旧高梁尋常高等小学校として造られた明治洋風様式の建物です。現在は市の重要文化財として指定され、地元の諸道具などが展示しています。

  • Katsuyama Local Historical Museum
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Okayama Maniwa-shi Katsuyama 170
    This museum is about a 10-minute walk from JR Chugoku-Katsuyama Station. Located in the heart of the Katsuyama Townscape Preservation District, it displays numerous valuable items related to the history and culture of old castle town Katsuyama. You can see items from a huge stretch of history, including Jomon artifacts, documents and weapons from the Katsuyama Domain lords Miura family, and materials revealing the old views of the Katsuyama castle town. They also display materials offering a glimpse into the life of author Jun'ichiro Tanizaki, who came to Katsuyama at the end of World War II.

    about 200yen entry, this tiny little museum is half-way down the Preserved streets. although the information is all in Japanese, its pretty interesting - with models showing you what the town was...

  • Bizen City Museum of History
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    3.5
    7 Reviews
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    Okayama Bizen Higashikatakami 385
    A five-minute walk from JR Bizen-Katakami Station. This museum exhibits local history, folklore, and culture. It's organized around the three themes of Folk Customs, Literature, and Ceramics. In the Folk Customs room you'll be introduced to the lifestyles of the locals and the tools that they used in their daily lives such as paper-enclosed lanterns, lamps, and stone mortars. In the Literature room you'll learn about local authors who hail from Bizen City. The Ceramics room features a cross section model of an ascending kiln and Bizen-ware pottery. Twice a year they hold special exhibitions that let you get in touch with the history and culture of Bizen City from all angles.

    アクセスは、さほど良いとは言えないです。 展示物なども、分かりやすく並べてありました。 資料も、色んな切り口から、専門的な解説をしてありましたので、 深い知識が、得られました。

  • Kibiji Literary Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Okayama Okayama-shi Kita-ku Minamigata 3-5-35
    This museum introduces important cultural figures from Okayama active since the end of the Meiji period, including luminaries like Renzaburo Shibata, Yumeji Takehisa, and Seishi Yokomizo. It's found alongside the Nishigawa river, about a 15-minute walk from Okayama Station. Inside, they display valuable items like books and hand-written manuscripts. There is no permanent exhibit, rather they introduce a variety of cultural figures through temporary and special exhibitions. Apart from the gallery, they also have a concert hall and mini-theater event spaces, as well as study rooms suitable for poetry sessions, and more. The grounds once held a samurai residence, and the garden still has stone bridges, stone garden lanterns, a maple forest and ukon cherry trees offering delightful scenery year-round.

    A beautiful building, and an interesting concept to build up a museum on authors from the Kibiji area. Very friendly employes willing go give a foreigner a lot of help to understand this museum. The...

  • Tokeido Station Shop
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Okayama Pref. Bizenshi Imbe 1527
    This pottery has been operating for 500 years since the Muromachi period to the present. It is one of the six main families of Bizenyaki pottery, and sells works of the 17th generation artist, Touzan Kimura, and 18th generation artist, Hideaki Kimura. The shop deals in a wide range of items such as accessories and tableware, and tea ceremony accessories. Visitors can experience pottery making (reservations required).

    伊部駅からまっすぐ通る通り沿いに大きな煙突があり、通りに面していて、入りやすいです。普段使いできそうな和食器がたくさんあるので、お土産に適しています。

  • Yanahara Mine Museum
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    4.0
    2 Reviews
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    Okayama Kume-gun Misakicho Kichigahara 349-2
    This museum is inside the Yanahara Fureai Mine Park, about a 30-minute drive from Mimasaka Interchange off the Chugoku Expressway. This facility offers a chance to learn about the history and culture that flourished around Asia's premier iron sulfide mine. Up until its closing in 1991, Yanahara mine was a highly productive mine, and at its height produced 900,000 tons of iron sulfide. The mine offers life-size replicas of the mine sets from its heyday, displays cart tracks used to haul ore, and more impressive sights. There are also tours allowing you to see agricultural products grown in the Yanahara mine shafts.

    子供が、柵原ふれあい公園の片上鉄道跡を見たいと言うのでそこを訪問したついでに、同じ公園内にあるこの資料館も見学しました。 資料館は、旧柵原町の昭和中期のくらしと、ここの旧鉱山の概要、使われていた鉱山技術などの展示がメインでした。展示は妙な組み合わせであるものの、鉱山の展示はなかなか見る機会がなく、面白かったです。

  • Kinojozan Visitor Center
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    Okayama Pref. Soujashi Kuro 1101-2
    This facility located in Kuroo, Soja City is for the protection of cultural properties and natural learning. Situated 400 meters from the summit of Mt. Kinojo, designated as a national Historic Site, it consists of the “Furusato to Shizen no Michi Walking Center” with a rest area and lecture rooms as a base of natural observation, and an exhibition building that displays materials related to Kinojo Castle, an old castle on Mt. Kinojo.
  • Mabi Furusato History Museum
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    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Mabicho Okada 610
    A 15-minute drive from the Tamashima Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway. This museum stores and displays nearly 3800 pieces of material including classic documents from the time during the Edo period when the Mabi region was controlled by the Okada Domain. Come experience the past of your ancestors and learn what life was like for the region and the people, the industry they developed, and what they did to prevent disasters. Mabi Town is also where mystery novelist Seishi Yokomizo came up with his character of Detective Kosuke Kindaichi when he lived in the area during World War Two for three years and three months. The museum features a Seishi Yokomizo Corner with mementos on display.
  • Tsuyama Archives of Western Learning
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    Okayama Tsuyama-shi Nishishinmachi 5
    A 10-minute drive from the Tsuyama Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway. This museum displays materials related to the scholars of the Tsuyama Domain who researched Western Learning from the fall of the Edo period throughout the Meiji and Taisho periods and used that learning to create the foundation of a modern nation. The permanent exhibit is split into three themes; Door to Science Hidden Within the Body, Eyes Open to the World, and Modernization of Japan and Western Scholars of Tsuyama, and will let you understand the progression of Tsuyama's Western Studies throughout the years. The exhibits also include a first edition of the Kaitai Shinso medical text and an elaborate wooden replica skeleton.
  • Wakecho History Folk customs Museum
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    3.5
    5 Reviews
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    Okayama Wake-gun Wakecho Fujino 1386-2

    和気神社に隣接する地域の郷土資料館。とは言え、来館者が少ないであろうことは想像に難くない。 決して広い訳ではないが地域史が良くまとまっており、時間に余裕があるなら神社のついでに寄ってみると良いだろう。

  • Tsuyama Yayoi no Sato Cultural Properties Center
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Okayama Tsuyama-shi Numa 600-1

    沼弥生住居址群のすぐ隣にある市教育委員会の付属施設。一般観光客にはそういった機能よりも展示が関係がある。この地方の米作と暮らしをテーマにしており、それこそ沼住居址で出土した埋蔵文化財や住居の模型などを通してこのエリアの弥生時代の生活を伝えている。また、民俗資料館のような展示もあり、明治期以降から高度成長期までこの地方での営みを紹介。農家の住居と道具類、民俗行事に用いた道具などを展示している。

  • Kurashiki History Folk customs Museum
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    3.0
    2 Reviews
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    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Nishinakashinden 669

    倉敷市役所の横にある歴史民俗資料館です。美観地区からは少し離れていますが、趣のある建築物を見ることができます。

  • Kurashiki Insect
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    5.0
    1 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Saiwaicho 2-30

    倉敷美観地区の近くに位置している、岡山や倉敷の昆虫の標本または生息状況を展示していて、分かりやすく見れます。

  • Kurashiki Fukuda History Folk customs Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Okayama Kurashiki-shi Fukudacho Koshinden 1209-1

    倉敷市に位置している、福田家の歴史や生い立ちについて紹介している博物館です。図や模型を使い体系的に分かりますよ。

  • Kagamino Town Hall Kagaminocho Okutsu History Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Okayama Tomata-gun Kagaminocho Okutsu 82-1

    出発前の時間に温泉街を散策していて訪問しました。ボランティアガイドさんに色々な話を聞いて楽しい時間でした。

  • Sedomachi Local Hall
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama-shi Higashi-ku
  • Yubara Onsen Folk customs Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Maniwa-shi Yubara Onsen 124
  • Kojimagakuseifuku Museum
    Travel / Tourism
    Kurashiki Kojimashimono cho 5-5-3
  • artists'house
    Travel / Tourism
    Okayama Okayama-shi Minami-ku Hazakawa 114

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Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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