Minakuchi History and Folk Museum
[Festival floats that carry "Minakuchi-bayashi" rhythms, and the origin of an old post town]
The museum opened in 1984 to present the history and folkways of Minakuchi, the main town of the Koka district in centuries past. There are documents,pictures, and specialty products from the Minakuchi post town, one of the 53 stations on the Tokai highway. In addition, each year the museum displays a different float used in the annual Minakuchi Hikiyama (Float) Festival, which originated in the early Edo period and is well known for "Minakuchi-bayashi" drumming.
2 minutes walk from Minakuchi Jonan Station (Omi Railway Line). The Omi Railway Line starts at Kibukawa Station (kusatsu Line). The Kusatsu Line starts at JR Kusatsu Station (JR Biwako Line from Kyoto Station)
- Postal Code
- 5638 Minakuchicho Minakuchi, Koka, Shiga
- 10:00-17:00 (Last entry is until 17:00)