Cultural & Art Facilities

  • Kyotango City History Center

    This museum is housed in a former elementary school. The museum houses about 8,000 items, mainly those relating to traditional daily life and agricultural equipment. There are also items relating to the fishing, forestry, weaving industries, and old documents.   Details: Entrance Fees: A...

  • Komachi Koen Park

    Komachi Koen Park, located in Omiya, is where Ono no Komachi spent her final days. She was one of the six famous poets of the Heian Era and was said to be extremely beautiful. In the park, visitors can find the palace-style "Komachi house" where Heian Era nobility spent their days. There is also ...

  • Kotohikihama Singing Sand Museum

    This is an experience-based museum where you can learn everything about the singing sands of Kotohikihama Beach. Many things drift on the currents into Kotohikihama Beach from the Sea of Japan. Learn the stories these items tell. You can view the sand, quartz and small shell samples under a micro...

  • Mitsumasa Anno Art Museum

    This museum exclusively hosts the works of Mitsumasa Anno. His soft, at times delicate, watercolor paintings feature landscapes and scenes from around the world. The museum's building itself is a work of art. Designed by world-renowned architect, Tadao Ando. You can also find the restaurant, wakude...

  • Inaba Family Merchant House – Gosho Inaba Honke

    This was the main house of the wealthy merchant family Inaba, located in Kumihama. The Inaba family came to enormous wealth through a shipping business and coastal trade, which was started using the money earned from manufacturing malted rice in Kumihama during the Edo Period.  The main building was...

  • Keitoku-In Temple

    Keitoku-In Temple is famous for having 44 fusuma (Japanese sliding screens) painted by the Japanese artist Roshu Nagasawa, of the Maruyama school. The six rooms in the main temple contain an 8-screen painting of a tiger, and an 8-screen painting of a flower and bird. These works demonstrate the uni...

  • Nyoi-Ji Temple

    The large, well-kept grounds of Nyoi-Ji Temple are covered in various flowers, trees, and wild plants. Its beauty shifts continually from early spring until autumn. You are free to explore within the temple's gates. In spring, around April, about 10,000 bulbs of “Mitsuba Tsutsuji (3-leaved azalea)”,...

  • Takano Jinja Shrine

    This shrine has the “Kikunogomon” or Imperial chrysanthemum emblem showing its venerated status and connection to the emperor. There is also another emblem, “Toukamon”, which is the emblem of a specific family. The temple's main hall is a designated cultural asset of Kyoto Prefecture. The shrine gr...