gangukan (Japanese Folk Toys Museum)

The Japanese Folk Toys Museum is located in a repurposed rice kura (storehouse) in the popular town-walking destination Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. The museum features about 5,000 toys made in various parts of Japan from the 1600s to the 1980s. 

There are two buildings for museum on the premises.

The main building displays Local toys of each prefecture from Hokkaido to Okinawa.

Please go out to the courtyard.

There are 3 rooms in the annex. The first room has various Daruma, toys of redsnapper, china bells and whistles.

The second room has wooden toys, spinning tops and Guinness Supperlatires Limited Record Certificate with big wooden top.

The last room has Hina dolls and Tenjin dolls. Tenjin is the male god of Learning. There are kites on your overhead.

Museum Admission Fee

Adult / University students 400 yen (*300 yen)

Junior high and high school Students 300 yen (*200 yen)

Elementary school Students 200 yen (*100 yen)

Children (preschool age) free

*Fee inside ( ) is for groups of 20 people or more.

Nihon Kyodo Gangukan (Japanese Folk Toys Museum)

This museum exhibits folk toys from all over Japan from the Edo, Meiji, and Showa periods. Attached facilities, including a gallery and shops, are arranged around a courtyard.