Located just a short walk away from Matto Station, the Hakusan City Museum provides a place to experience the long and rich history of Hakusan. It includes artifacts covering a long range of history, from Jomon Period (14,000 to 300 BCE) pottery, to Edo Period (1603 to 1868) agricultural tools used in the area. They also include a model reproduction of human national treasure Masamine Sumitani’s sword making forge, works from Haya Akegarasu and Hakka Matsumoto (famous Buddhists), and a restoration of the nearby, nationally designated historical site Yokoe-no-Sho (Estate of Todaiji Temple).
• 9 am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
• Open Tuesday* to Sunday, and public holidays (excluding New Year). *Closed on Tuesdays that follow public holidays
• Adults: ￥200
• High School Students: ￥100
• Children (15 and below): Free Discounts available for groups
• Public transport:
Accessible from JR Matto Station (approx. 5 min walk).
Free parking is available on site.
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Travel around Geoparks with ease with the Geoparks Japan App - a free map app that uses your phone or tablet's GPS function to show your location on a map, and includes information about nearby sites and tourist destinations. The Hakusan Tedorigawa Geopark offers three maps for walking, driving, and hiking. More information here
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