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 region of Japan from the 1600s to the present. 

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 is on the second floor that 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.

Please ask the staff if you do not know the entrance to the museum.

You can see Omnidirectional photo of the 4th room.

Using tablet and smartphone you can enjoy more realism as if you really entered the room!

Please click on the picture below to enjoy! Photographed by amaki camera.

Nihon Kyodo Gangukan (Japanese Folk Toys Museum)

The Japanese Folk Toys 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.