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Visitor Amenities


Group visitors can request guidance by appointment for education activities at the museum. The program can accommodate up to 72 people.


The Museum Shop has available for purchase Museum Guides, folk art and postcards, as well as books and Museum publications relating to the study of Japanese history.


Audio explanations about the themes and selected objects of the permanent exhibition (English, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese) may be borrowed at the Information Desk for free of charge. *Temporarily closed


For a break during or after your visit to the museum, the museum restaurant offers a full menu, along with panoramic views of Sakura Castle Park. Visitors are of course free to re-enter the museum after their meal.


The auditorium accommodates 260 people. Lectures are held in the afternoon of the second Saturday of every month as part of an ongoing "Rekihaku Lectures" program. Admission for lectures is free.


In the media room, visitors can listen to folk music from around Japan and view both exhibition-related films and Ethnographic Film Series produced by Rekihaku. *Temporarily closed


Rekihaku offers a general reading room for visitors with unanswered questions or a desire to look further into subjects raised by the exhibits. Roughly 4,000 titles are available, including historical dictionaries and general histories, as well as large-format art books and exhibition-specific references. There is also a Children's Corner with educational comics.