Takayama Museum of History and Art

Museum / Science Museum
The Takayama Museum of History and Art in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture has a collection of around 75,000 items relating to folk traditions, of which 900 are on permanent display. There are 14 display rooms with exhibits focusing on how the castle town developed and the unique culture of its residents; topics covered by the displays include the Takayama Festival, “machiya” (traditional wooden townhouses), the creation of the castle town, famous writers and artists that had a connection to the Takayama area, and the famous monk and Buddhist statue carver Enku, who also had a close connection with the Hida area. The buildings in which the Museum is located were originally warehouses, built from Japanese Cypress wood, belonging to the Nagata family of merchants; they are highly atmospheric. There is no charge for entry to the Museum.

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Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Kamichinomachi 75
[Exhibition room] 9:00-19:00
[Training room] 9:00-21:00
[Garden] 7:00-21:00
open everyday(May close outside of stated days)
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 18, 2020 (Information as of June 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (Admission is possible only when using a cart or holding it)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Worth a visit for sure
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.02.25
    One of the few attractons open for Covid. I didnt expect much but was greatly surprised at how long I stayed here. I highly recommend. Quite a bit of English.
  • Best museum to understand Takayamas History nd Culture
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.02.07
    It is free entrance, well mantained soetime you find volounteers guiding in english, most of the explanations are in Japanese and should translate all in proper english, but still a great place...
  • Small Historic Property
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.11.23
    This is a small museum keeping not so big collection but well represented the regional history. More tempting is the planting landscape that is colourful and peaceful worth a mediation.

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