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Saitobaru Archeological Museum of Miyazaki Prefecture宮崎県立西都原考古博物館

Museum / Science Museum

A museum located in the Saitobaru Tomb Area, a collection of some of Japan’s oldest tombs. Now a designated Special Historic Landmark Park, the area is dotted with over 300 tombs. The museum displays artefacts from the tombs and visitors can learn about the formation of the geography of southern Kyushu and the mysteries of the tombs from a diverse array of materials. The Ancient Life Interactive Center’s hands on exhibits, where visitors can ake a hands-on class about making haniwa and dogu clay figures, is particularly popular. From the third-floor restaurant, you can enjoy a cup of tea while gazing out over the Saitobaru Tomb Area, famed for its seasonal blossoms, particularly its cherries in spring.


Miyazaki Pref. Saitoshi Miyake Saito Hara west 5670 (Miyazaki / AoshimaArea)

phone 0983410041

10:00-18:00 (Entrance to the exhibition room until 17:30)

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Miyazaki Pref. Saitoshi Miyake Saito Hara west 5670 [ map ]
Miyazaki / AoshimaArea
10:00-18:00 (Entrance to the exhibition room until 17:30)
Monday (In the case of Public holiday, the next day, except on SaturdaySunday)
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available 164spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Available (no smoking in the building, smoking space outdoors)
English Menu
Available (Audio guidance by app/Translation of notation in the library Available/English, Chinese, Korean)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Miyazaki Main Areas


          An unmissable highlight of Kyushu, Miyazaki prefecture satisfies nature lovers with its dramatic gorges cut out of rugged cliffs, leading into waterfalls and beaches of green-blue water popular among surfers. Takachiho Gorge in the north of the prefecture tells a tale of centuries-old Japanese mythology in a fantastic setting, allowing visitors to explore the waters by boat before heading up to the cave at the Awano Iwato Shrine, where the sun goddess was said to have hidden, plunging the world into darkness.

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