gangukan (Japanese Folk Toys Museum)

The Japanese Folk Toys Museum exhibits folk toys from all over Japan from the Edo, Meiji, and Showa periods. The museum features about 30,000 toys made in various regions of Japan from the 1600s to the present.

The Museum consists of two buildings on the premises.

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

Please go out to the courtyard.

There are three rooms in the annex. The first room has various Daruma, china bells and whistles.

The second room is on the second floor that has wooden toys, spinning tops and a big wooden top was recognized by the Guinness World Record.

Back in June 22, 1983 the director at the time hand made his own top which was 90cm diameter.

This became the worlds longest spinning time record of 1 hour, 8 minutes and 57 seconds, which he spun by himself.


The last room has Hina dolls and Tenjin dolls. Tenjin is the god of Learning. There are also kites 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

*This fee represents groups of 20 people or more.

Should you have any questions or require assistance with purchasing tickets, our staff members are willing and happy to assist you.

We want to ensure that you have an enjoyable experience at the Museum.


You can see Omnidirectional photo of the 3rd room.

Using tablet or 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 is located in the Kurashiki Bikan Historical Quarter. The museum features about 30,000 toys made in various regions of Japan from the 1600s to the present.