Takayama Showa Museum

Currently Closed
  • Address: 6 Shimooichinomachi, Takayama-City Gifu Prefecture 506-0843, Japan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-577337836
  • Ticket Price: 800 JPY
  • Time Required: 00:45 Mins
  • Tags: Museums, History Museums, Landmark, Family And Kids

The beginning of 1990’s marked the transformation of the Showa Period and with that even marked the change of the politics, lifestyles, fashion and administration of Japan. Japanese culture really took a backseat to embrace the western world. To recreate the time gone by in all its beauty and daily life-like feel, the Takayama Showa Museum keep the 1950’s alive and breathing even today. Walk through a colorful street with vintage vehicles parked outside the shops, toys that are showcased on the stores, nameplates of shops, signs, posters and photos that spin back the time turner.


  • Adults: Japanese Yen 800
  • Children: Japanese Yen 500
  • Children under 4: Free

  • By Bus: Takayama Nohi Bus Center
  • By Train: Takayama Station
  • By renting a bicycle.
  • On foot

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  • Takayama Showa Museum Address: 6 Shimooichinomachi, Takayama-City Gifu Prefecture 506-0843, Japan
  • Takayama Showa Museum Contact Number: +81-577337836
  • Takayama Showa Museum Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Takayama Showa Museum Price: 800 JPY
  • Best time to visit Takayama Showa Museum(preferred time): 09:30 am - 04:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Takayama Showa Museum: 00:45 Mins
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  • 38.96% of people who visit Takayama include Takayama Showa Museum in their plan

  • 45.07% of people start their Takayama Showa Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Takayama Showa Museum

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

88.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Takayama Showa Museum

People normally club together Takayama Jinya and Higashiyama Walking Course while planning their visit to Takayama Showa Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • I REALLY enjoyed our visit today. The museum houses an overwhelming quantity of memorabilia, historic objects & relics of days gone by. The “hands-on” for visitors is great fun. I guess the paucity of written information (in Japanese, or any other language) is a drawback, but when entry is free, and funding for such enterprises probably limited, that’s understandable.

  • Surprisingly huge museum with an overwhelming amount of exhibits. With great care for detail arranged, so that it's easy to be set back in time within the individually themed rooms. Absolutely worth the 800 Yen!

  • Museum with tons of artifacts from modern Japanese history. Not enough explanations in English in my opinion and it also felt a bit like the owner just stuffed a lot of flee market items together but still the collection is impressive and it gives a good sense of how was the daily lives of Japanese in the recent past. I loved the free to use vintage pachenko machines and the old video games.

  • This place is amazing, there is a ton of old items to see and interact with, including video games from the 90's

  • The highlight of Takayama for us. The girls enjoyed dressing up in kimonos too. For an antique collector like me it was a delight .

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