Matsudai History Museum

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Open all year / Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays *New Year's holidays: 26 Dec, 2023-3 Jan, 2024
Photo by Nakamura Osamu

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About the artwork

This history museum is a renovation of an approximately 140-year-old “Keyaki Minka” (traditional Japanese house made of zelkova trees) which represents the typical structure of the region with its heavy snowfall in winter, and displays tools and documentations of the lifestyle in Matsudai. This wooden building is supported by ten meter tall columns and beams, strong enough to withstand heavy snowfall. The “irori” (a hearth), tea room, guest room and tatami room remain the same as original. The museum exhibits documents on Matsuo Shrine (a national treasure), images of terraced rice field, and tools and equipments that are distinctive to the lifestyle of this region. In addition, the museum also has a stock of approximately 2000 chairs and tools contributed by the local community and presents an exhibition that will highlight the lifestyle of this particular region in the different seasons. Local people who work here as guides welcome you to explore and learn about the history of Matsudai.

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Artwork no. D247
Production year 2009
Opening hours 10:00-17:00(Last entry:16:30)
Admission Please purchase Nohbutai Field Museum Common ticket : Adut 1200 JPY, Children under 15 years ola 600 JPY / Nohbutai common ticket: Adult 600 JPY, Children under 15 years old 300 JPY / History Museum ticket: Adult 300 JPY, Children under 15 years old 100 JPY.
Closed Tue & Wed
*If Tue & Wed are consecutive holidays, the next business day is closed.
*Closed for year-end and New Year's holidays 26 Dec, 2023-3 Jan, 2024.
Area Matsudai
Village Matsudai
Official website
Open dates Open all year / Closed on Tue & Wed except holidays *New Year's holidays: 26 Dec, 2023-3 Jan, 2024
Venue 3718 Matsudai, Tokamachi-city, Niigata Prefecture
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