The Roots of Ishikawa Museum, located by the mouth of the Tedori River, is a short walk from Mikawa Station. In the early Meiji Period (1868 to 1912), the prefectural office was temporarily located in Mikawa, at the time called ‘Ishikawa-gun’, which is where Ishikawa Prefecture gained its name from. The Ishikawa Roots Museum is named after this historical background.
At the museum, you can see a replication of the Governor's Office from that time, and other displays such as the history of the Tedori River, the nature of the river from upstream to the estuary, and the history of the Kitamae-bune (ancient shipping route) ships. Here you can enjoy the story of the land created by the journey of water and rocks, and the connection with people's everyday lives.
• 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)
• Open Tuesday* to Sunday, and public holidays (excluding New Year). *Closed on Tuesdays that follow public holidays
• Adults: ￥300
• Group: ￥200 per person
• Children (15 and below): Free
• Public transport:
Accessible by JR Mikawa Station (approx. 5 min walk).
Free parking available on site.
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