Morioka History and Culture Museum

Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
This museum that opened in 2011 is located inside Morioka Castle Park in Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture. You can see exhibited documents related to the history and culture of Morioka. In addition, it regularly holds various events such as workshops, seasonal events and Morioka Sansa Odori performances. It is not only visited by local residents but also many tourists.

Spot details

Iwate Pref. Moriokashi Uchimaru 1-50 map map Map
[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-19:00(Last entry18:30)
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-18:00(Last entry17:30)
3rdTuesday(The next day if it is a public holiday), New Year's Holiday(12/31-1/1)
[2FAdmission fee]General300yen, High School Students200yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students100yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
Available(Morioka City Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (Audio guide system compatible with Sunday Japanese, English, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese)
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 10, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000 yen
[Night] 1-1,000 yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (5 units available for rental)
Infant friendly
Yes (nursing room available, multi-purpose toilet equipped with baby bed)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Worth a quick visit while youre in the area.
    3.0 Reviewed : 2016.02.04
    This museum took us no more than 30 minutes to go through. I went mainly for the armour and clothing, which were beatiful. The lack of English means that its hard for english speakers to fully...
  • 盛岡の歴史と文化がわかる場所
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.12.17
  • 盛岡の歴史が分かる会館
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.10.16

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