Aisho-cho Historical Museum
[Presenting the Buddhist art, festival regalia, and archaeological relics of Aisho-cho]
Aisho-cho Historical Museum displays a replica of the seated Kannon statue originally located at Kongorin Temple, and the Kongorin temple bell (1303, a Prefectural Cultural Property). There are also art and craft works designated as Municipal Cultural Properties, including a byochin egoro incense pan from the Heian period (9th to 12th centuries) and a pair of wooden guardian lions from the Muromachi period (14th to 16th centuries), as well as archaeological relics and a hikiyama festival float. There is an exhibit about Echihatauji, a member of the Hata clan who developed the Echi area during the 6th and 7th centuries, and a display of cultural relics unearthed from archaeological sites in the area.
300JPY for adults, 150JPY for elementary or middle school students (50JPY per person discount for groups of 20 or more)
Kotosanzan Smart Interchange(Meishin Expressway)
- Postal Code
- 878 Matsuoji, Aisho-cho, Echi-gun, Shiga
- 10:00-17:00 (entry until 16:30)
- Monday and Tuesday (excluding public holidays), the day after a public holiday (except Saturday or Sunday), and over the New Year holiday. Exception:Open every day in November.