Welcome to the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History Online Museum.
Currently, only the contents of digital exhibitions can be viewed in English.

History Museum Info Center

History Museum Info Center
History Museum Database
Dictionary of Hyogo history Dictionary of Hyogo history
This is an online dictionary of the prefecture’s history and culture. You can search by keyword as well as chronologically and by map.
Castle Study Guide Castle Study Guide
Hyogo Prefecture contains historic Himeji Castle, a World Heritage Site, as well as many other ruins and sites of various castles. Here, we offer photographs and information on these fascinating castles that embody the region’s history and culture.
Community and School Exchange Center
History Station Seminars History Station Seminars
These seminars discuss materials in the museum’s collection in depth. Enjoy finding out what items in the collection can tell us about Hyogo history and culture.
Princess Road Adventure Princess Road Adventure
Enjoy learning through games with the Kids’ Culture Dictionary.
From Himeji Castle to Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History
From Himeji Castle to Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History From Himeji Castle to Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History

History Station Gallery

Digital Exhibitions
Digital Exhibitions Digital Exhibitions
Materials in the museum collection are selected based on a single theme and presented. This content offers a more multifaceted picture of the materials’ significance and appeal.
Journey into Hyogo Legend: World of yokai (spirits) and nature
Journey into Hyogo Legend: World of yokai (spirits) and nature Journey into Hyogo Legend: World of yokai (spirits) and nature
Learn about legends of yokai (spirits) and nature, visit the sites, and encounter the history and culture of the region. (created in fiscal 2008)
Journey into Hyogo Legend: Shinto gods and Buddhist deities
Journey into Hyogo Legend: Shinto gods and Buddhist deities Journey into Hyogo Legend: Shinto gods and Buddhist deities
Here we present local history and customs related to legends about Shinto gods and Buddhist deities, which people have passed down since time immemorial. (created in fiscal 2007)
Journey into Hyogo Legend: Oral Traditions: Villages, people, and folkways
Journey into Hyogo Legend: Oral Traditions: Villages, people, and folkways Journey into Hyogo Legend: Oral Traditions: Villages, people, and folkways
Legends handed down over generations in Hyogo Prefecture. Visit the places, hear the stories, and encounter cultural assets.(created in fiscal 2006)
Hyogo History Road: Journey to the Edo Period
Hyogo History Road: Journey to the Edo Period Hyogo History Road: Journey to the Edo Period
Takes place during the Edo Period. Encounter history and culture on this virtual tour of a bustling road full of fascinating people and things. (created in fiscal 2005)
Hyogo festivals and arts
Hyogo festivals and arts Hyogo festivals and arts
Unique festivals and performing arts for all the four seasons. A wealth of materials illustrates these colorful festivals and art traditions. (created in fiscal 2004)
Hyogo Video Library
Hyogo Video Library Hyogo Video Library
Presenting five videos selected from the many videos on Hyogo history and culture on view at the museum.
Favorites from the Collection
Favorites from the Collection Favorites from the Collection
High-resolution images of items in the museum collection, which can also be browsed at the museum itself.

History Station Plaza

Hyogo History Museum Diary
Hyogo History Museum Diary Hyogo History Museum Diary
Blog by museum staff keeps you updated on day-to-day happenings.
Curator’s Column History Museum Learning Series
Curator’s Column History Museum Learning Series Curator’s Column
History Museum Learning Series

Curators at the History Museum write a series of columns on their areas of expertise.
Welcome to the Director’s Office!
Welcome to the Director’s Office! Welcome to the Director’s Office!
Series of essays by the Director of the museum, updated once a month.
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History
68 Honmachi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture 670-0012, JAPAN
Phone: +81 792-288-9011
FAX: +81 779-288-9013
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