Museum of History and Folklore
Omiya: Museum
Museum of History and Folklore: Omiya
Omiya / Museum
Open 9am-4:30pm (enter by 4pm). Closed Mondays.
General admission Y300; Y600 with special exhibits
Average visit time: 40-60 minutes

Exhibits at this rather large museum feature archeological finds from the area, including a pit dwelling from the Jomon period. There are also collections of swords and armor, pottery and metalware, and famous 16th-century scroll paintings depicting scenes from the medieval war chronicle Taiheiki.

A major section of the musuem is devoted to clothing, kitchen utensils and everyday household objects through history, and there are regularly scheduled hands-on crafts workshops for children. The museum's cafe has outdoor seating looking out over Omiya Park.

Omiya-ku, Saitama City, Takahanacho 4-219.
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