Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Uchiko History Museum

Uchiko History Museum
basic information

The Uchiko History Museum, also known as the Museum of Commercial and Domestic Life, is located along the main street, outside of the Yokaichi Old Town district. The museum is compact, but enjoyable, with life-sized, automated figures arranged to show how residents of the town lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The displays are visually informative, making up for the lack of English translations in the written material. On the second floor, beautiful tatami rooms with sliding doors and painted screens show how the more stylish town houses of local merchant families looked like.

how to get there

The Uchiko History Museum a ten minute walk from JR Uchiko Station. It can also be reached in a short ride on the Chagamaru Retro Bus.

How to get to and around Uchiko

hours and fees

Hours:9:00 to 16:30
Closed:December 29 to January 2
Admission:200 yen

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