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
[Apr.-Oct.]9:00-19:00(Last entry18:30)
[Nov.-Mar.]9:00-18:00(Last entry17:30)
3rd Tuesday (The next day for Public holidays), New Year's holiday (12/31-1/1)
[2FAdmission fee]General300yen, High school students200yen, Elementary and junior high school students100yen
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Available (Giga Wi-Fi)
English Menu
Available (Sunday Japanese/English/Korean/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese audio guide system supported)
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
[Day] 1-1,000yen [Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

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...
  • Interesting exhibits though no English
    4.0 Reviewed:2016.01.01
    Stayed 1 night in Morioka and found there wasnt much to do or see. The museum has good exhibits but no translations so as long as you can appreciate aesthetics with no additional information its...
  • A fine museum, but not one of the greats
    3.0 Reviewed:2015.11.15
    The museum has a nice little collection, including superb lacquerware and armor. It tells the story of Morioka, but pales in comparison with others I had visited in Tohoku.

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