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  • Omiya

  • Museums

Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore

The exterior of the museum was designed by Kunio Maekawa, a pupil of the renowned french architect Le Corbusier, who was famous for his work in Paris. The design for the museum was selected as one of the top 100 architectural marvels in Japan. There is a wide variety of objects at the museum covering Japanese history, society and art. Some of the most notable artifacts are from samurai times, including swords, illustrations, and more.

Major repairs have been completed and the museum reopened on October 14, 2023!



4-219 Takahana-cho, Omiya Ward, Saitama, 330-0803
〒330-0803 さいたま市大宮区高鼻町4-219

Opening Hours

9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Entrance closes at 4:00 p.m.)
*July 1st-August 31st: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance closes at 4:40 p.m.)


Mondays (Open on holidays, as well as during Golden Week in May), 12/29-1/1
*Special closures and openings occasionally.


Adult ticket: 300 yen
High school, College student: 150 yen
Middle school and younger, person with a disability: free
*Special exhibits are extra charge.
*Discounts available for large groups

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