National Museum of Japanese History


Museums & Attractions


Located in a park out in Chiba's Sakura City, this museum and research centre presents Japanese history through five permanent exhibitions and 25 topics, focusing on the history of everyday life among the common people. As such, it is a must-visit for all history buffs looking get some deeper insight into life on the Japanese islands from ancient times to the modern era. The collection of more than 200,000 items includes everything from Jomon-era artefacts to recreations of noted treasures and documents.


117 Jonai-cho, Sakura-shi, Chiba

Transport Keisei-Sakura Station (Keisei line); Sakura Station (Sobu line)

Telephone 03 5777 8600

Open March-September 9.30am-5pm, October-February 9am-4.30pm / closed Mondays (Tue if Mon is a holiday)

Admission ¥420, students ¥250, children free


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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