Oarai Museum of Bakumatsu-Meiji History大洗町幕末と明治の博物館
A museum located a 10-minute drive from the Mito-Oarai interchange. The museum was built in 1929 by Count Mitsuaki Tanaka, an imperial loyalist in the closing days of the Edo period who later became Minister of the Imperial Household. The museum displays paintings and calligraphic works by imperial loyalists from the late Edo to the Meiji period as well as their forbearers donated by the count, as well as items gifted to the museum by the Imperial Household and other artifacts such as handicrafts connected to the local Oarai area. The museum's collection includes numerous valuable historical items which belonged to or were created by prominent figures, including calligraphy by the last shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Yoshida Shoin, Yamaoka Tesshu, and Saigo Takamori.
Ibaraki Pref. Higashibarakigunoaraimachi Isohamachou 8231-4 [map]
- 9:00-17:00 (entrance until 16:45)
- Wednesday (The day following if it falls on a public holiday), The end of the year
※ 4/29-5/5, Period from the sea Sunday to August 31st is open everyday
- General 700yen, Undergraduate 600yen, High School Students 300yen, Elementary School Students 150yen
※ Over 75 years old Free. Group discount available (20 or more people)
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- ※ 2018/12/10-2019 3/8 is closed for air conditioning equipment repair work and fumigation implementation.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Ibaraki Main Areas
Just a stone's throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenã¼one of Japan's Three Great Gardensã¼in spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.