National Museum of Japanese History

Chiba, Kanto

National Museum of Japanese History (Kokuritsu Rekishi Minzoku Hakubutsukan) is a national history museum for general research, containing exhibits related to Japanese history and culture. The museum is located on a site of around 130,000 square meters in the Sakura Castle remains, in the city of Sakura, Chiba Prefecture. The building of the museum is a magnificent hall of history with a total floor space of approximately 35,000 square meters. Many items designated National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties by the government are housed here. In the comprehensive regular displays, items are rotated monthly to enable the maximum number to be displayed. Outside, a Useful Plants Garden allows visitors to further their knowledge of plants that over the centuries have become part of everyday life, including the following: plants used for food, plants used for spinning yarn and making paper, plants used for dyeing, plants used for medicinal purposes, plants used for making tools, and plants used for painting, gluing, and fuel.


117 Jonai-machi, Sakura-shi, Chiba
Admission Fee
420 yen (regular fee)
Mondays (if the Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday), New Years holidays (Dec. 27-Jan. 4)'
[Bus]JR Sakura Stn./Bus/15-min.

What's Nearby?

More on National Museum of Japanese History