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Museum of Historical and Folklore Materials宮島歴史民俗資料館

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This history museum is located in Hatsukaichi City. Documents and folk culture items relating to the history and culture of Itsukushima Island, also called Miyajima, are preserved and on display at this museum. The historical artifacts concerning the Taira clan, who worshiped at this Itsukushima shrine, are of foremost interest. The erstwhile life of the residents of Miyajima Island can be tangibly experienced through the plethora of items, such as the rickshaws and earlier mailboxes, and memento ladles. A portion of the museum is housed in the former dwelling and clay storehouse of the Egami family, who were wealthy merchants prospering during the late Edo period and Meiji period. The beautifully manicured Japanese garden with a pond can be enjoyed from the main dwelling. The museum is a 3-minute walk from the Itsukushima Shrine exit.


Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 57

phone 0829442019

9:00-17:00 (Latest entry until 16:30)

Review of Miyajima History Folk Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/06/27 Loved our time at this old home
While spending a couple of days in Miyajima we spent a couple of hours at this great old home that goes back to the early 19th. Century.
Marvellous to walk around and see how the people lived in that...
Reviewed:2017/05/07 Old things in a nice building
We had come out of the temple complex and didn;t know which way to turn. The sign for this museum backoned and the building looked old, traditional and interesting.

We were right about the building...
Reviewed:2016/10/25 A good introduction to a traditional way of life
Rarely over-crowded, this allows the tourists a way of discovering a more traditional way of life. Only takes about 30-45 mins to view.

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Hiroshima Pref. Hatsukaichishi Miyajimachou 57 [map]



9:00-17:00 (Latest entry until 16:30)
Monday (The next day for Public holiday), 12/26-31
[Admission fee] General 300 yen, Senior Citizens (Over 65 ※ Proof required) 150 yen, High School Students 170 yen, Small Junior High School Students 150 yen
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