Grand opening of “Hyogo-Tsu Museum” on 11/24(Thu.)!

Hyogotsu Museum, Hyogo-Hajimari-kan
Open 11/24 (Thursday)!

The Hyogo Prefectural Hyogo-zu Museum consists of a restored facility of the first prefectural government building and a museum facility.
Following the restored “First Prefectural Hall” opened last November, the museum facility “Hyogo-Hajimari-Kan” opened on November 24 (Thursday), finally starting full-scale operations as the Hyogo-Tsumari Museum!
The history of Hyogo-zu, which spans more than 1,000 years, the origins of the prefecture through its own unique process, and the charms of the five provinces, which are rich in change and diversity, will be introduced through various exhibition techniques. We look forward to welcoming you.

Highlights of Hyogo-Hajimari-Kan


The ceiling of the entrance will be illuminated by floating lanterns with a motif of “Kitamae Senpaku,” one of the nine Japanese heritage sites in the prefecture.
On the floor of the entrance, a bird’s eye map depicting Hyogo-Tsu in 1868, the year the prefecture was founded, will be placed to welcome visitors.

▶Dynamic Theater

13 meters wide by 3 meters high “Hyogo Dynamic Theater
A musical short movie about the tumultuous drama that unfolded in Hyogo-Tsu leading up to the establishment of the prefecture, as well as scenes from the five provinces of Hyogo will be screened.
This is a powerful introduction to the history, culture, and sights of Hyogo Prefecture’s diverse history, culture, and sights.

▶Ikezu de Touch

Projection mapping of “Hyogo no Ikesu,” a famous place in Settsu Province in the early modern period, is vividly reproduced in “Ikesu de Touch”.
The lively atmosphere of the time and the digital fish catching experience can also be enjoyed.


AI-colored old photographs of various places in Hyogo Prefecture
You can enjoy a selfie experience as if you have stepped back in time.

Permanent Exhibition Hall (image) *The back of the image is the “Hyogo Now and Then”.

▶Hyogo Discovery Plaza

Showcases where visitors can see, touch, and learn about the attractions of each of the five countries, as well as a variety of graphic interpretation boards!

▶Hyogo-Tsu Museum Fee Guide (*Applicable from R4.11/24)

Admission: 300 (200) yen for adults, 200 (150) yen for university students, and free for high school students and younger
Note: Prices are subject to change during special exhibitions.
(e.g.) For the opening commemorative exhibition (R4.11/24 – R5.1/15)
Admission: Adults 600 (450) yen / University students 450 (350) yen / High school students and younger free

Includes admission to the permanent exhibition and the first Prefectural Hall.
( ) is the price for a group of 20 or more people.
Show your disability certificate or Mililo ID and get a 75% discount for the person with disability and free admission for up to one caregiver.
*Half the adult rate for those 70 years old and over.
*The amount is tentative and will be determined by a resolution of the Prefectural Assembly in September 2022.

PR flyer for the opening of the Hyogotsu Museum and the Hyogo-Hajimari-kan
PR poster for the opening of the Hyogotsu Museum and the Hyogo-Hajimari-kan

Events commemorating the opening of the museum

Many events will be held to celebrate the opening of the Hyogotsu Museum and Hyogo-Hajimari-kan!

Date and Time Title How to participate Detailed site
(1) Sunday, November 27, 16:00-19:00 Hajimari Live! ~Medieval Chain Poets and Dancing Maniacs Revived in the Modern Age *Pre-registration required
Deadline: Friday, November 11
Details & Application Site
② Sunday, December 11, 13:00-16:00 Sunday, December 11, 13:00-16:00 Lecture in commemoration of the museum opening First-come-first-served basis Details page
(iii) Sunday, December 18, 13:30-16:30 Forum to Commemorate the Opening of the Museum Advance registration required
Deadline: Monday, December 5
Details & Application Site
Date of the event: January 7, 2023 January 7, 2023 (Saturday)
Harpsichord Concert & Storytelling about Kitamae-ship Advance reservations required.
Deadline: Monday, December 5
Details & Application Site

[For visitors]
Please wear a mask when you participate in the event and cooperate in hand washing, gargle, and hand disinfection.
In addition, please refrain from visiting if you are uneasy about your physical condition or have a fever.

Opening Commemorative Exhibition “Document 1868: The Beginning of History” (Japanese only)

The year 1868, when Hyogo Prefecture was founded, marked the turning point from the Edo period to the Meiji period, with the opening of the port of Hyogo and the outbreak of the Boshin War (1868-1868).
Events related to the commemorative exhibition will also be held!

Dates: November 24, 2022 (Thu) – January 15, 2023 (Sun), 9:30-17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Click here for the dedicated page for the opening commemorative exhibition

PR flyer for the exhibition commemorating the opening of the Hyogo-Tsu Museum

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