Welcome to the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History’s Online Museum
Contents in English
History Museum Info Center
Japan’s Castle Keeps
From Himeji Castle to Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History
Community and School Exchange Center
Tales of Fukutomi (History Station Seminars)
History Station Gallery
Collection of Picture Tales from the Medieval Age (Digital Exhibitions)
Maya’s Journey (Digital Exhibitions)

History Museum Info Center

ニッポンの天守 Japan’s Castle Keeps
Japan’s castles are all about keeps. The highlights of the model of the Himeji Castle keep (reduced scale of 1/15) and of the models of surviving keeps of 12 castles in Japan (reduced scale of 1/50) are introduced in a video.
From Himeji Castle to Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History From Himeji Castle to Hyogo Prefectural Museum of History
History Museum Info Center
History Museum Database
ひょうご歴史事典のページへ 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.
城郭研究情報のページへ 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
歴史ステーションセミナーのページへ 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.

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
ひょうご伝説紀行 -妖怪・自然の世界-のページへ 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
ひょうご伝説紀行 -神と仏-のページへ 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
ひょうご伝説紀行 -語り継がれる村・人・習俗-のページへ 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
ひょうご歴史の道 -江戸時代の旅と名所-のページへ 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
ひょうごの祭りと芸能のページへ 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
ひょうご映像ライブラリーのページへ 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
名品紹介のページへ 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
ひょうごれきはく日誌のページへ Hyogo History Museum Diary
Blog by museum staff keeps you updated on day-to-day happenings.
Curator’s Column History Museum Learning Series
学芸員コラム れきはく講座のページへ 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!
館長室へようこそ!のページへ 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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