Japan Toy Museum, Himeji

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  • Address: 671-3 Kōderachō Nakanino, Himeji-shi, Hyōgo-ken 679-2143, Japan
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-792324388
  • Ticket Price: 600 JPY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
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About Japan Toy Museum, Himeji

Drive a little towards the north of the city, about ten kilometers away, and you will come across this little yet intriguing toy museums that is cosily nestled amidst its rural surrounding. The Japan Toy Museum is a renowned place in the country known for its beautiful castle. Divided in six traditional warehouses, all decked with tasteful folkcraft interiors, it accommodates a huge collection of artefacts and items bespeaking of Japanese folk toys tradition. There is more than 90,000 pieces of folk toys along with toys from over 160 countries across the world. But, it does not ends here. Along with the regular exhibitions, the place also holds numerous seasonal and special exhibits that deals with the unusual toys from different places. Special play corners let children (and even adults) play with them and enjoy. 

Japan Toy Museum Ticket Prices

  • Adult- 600 yen
  • University and High School Student - 400 yen
  • Child over 4 years old- 200 yen
  • Free for children under 4

Groups (over 20 people):

  • Adult- 480 yen
  • University and High School Student - 320 yen
  • Child over 4 years old- 160 yen 

How To reach Japan Toy Museum by Public Transport

  • Train Station- Koro Station

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Japan Toy Museum, Himeji Reviews

  • It's kind of away from everywhere, but that's also the charm, seeing how people in a small town live and what their houses look like on your way to the museum. The museum itself has mostly older toys, so no robots or gundam or transformers or anything. It's a little interesting, but not really worth traveling for unless you have nothing else to do.

  • Excellent museum. A wide range of handmade toys from several countries are exhibited. Also shown are Japanese toys from different regions and eras. Museum is photo friendly as well. Descriptions of exhibits are limited and written mainly in Japanese. About a 20-25 minute walk from Koro train station.

  • We visited this museum several times when we were living in Japan. It is very nicely laid out, with a great selection of toys from many eras. One caution is to avoid the free tea in the garden. It was not a pleasant experience.

  • Great collection not only from every regions of Japan but also around the world. Free parking.

  • 素晴らしい博物館です。館長さんほか、関わるスタッフの方の想いが感じられる素敵な展示を観ることができます。自由に沢山のおもちゃで遊べるコーナーもあり、大人も子どもも、時間を忘れて楽しめます。 英語での解説も多くあるので、海外からのお客さんを連れても楽しんで出かけられる博物館だと思います。博物館の直ぐそばに、滑り台、大きな土管、小山がある広場があり、子どもたちはそこで遊ぶこともできます。

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