Tambasasayama Historical Art Museum
The main building of the Tambasasayama Historical Art Museum was built in 1891 as the Sasayama District Court and was used for its original purpose until June 1981. In order to preserve it as an object for a long time, the exterior and the former courtroom were left as they were before, while the rest of the interior was renovated to suit the museum.
Sasayama region has been inhabited since the Jomon period, which dates back thousands of years.
In every period from Yayoi(3c.BCE-3c.CE) to Kofun(3c.-7c.CE), there were groups that boasted great power directly linked to the ruling power in the country, as can be seen from the presence of the magnificent Kumobe Kurumazuka tumulus. Sasayama has played a central role in the Tamba region throughout the ancient and medieval periods.
In the modern period, the castle town and the entire Taki County, current Sasayama City area, constituted an integrated region centered on Sasayama Castle built by Tokugawa Ieyasu, great shogun, in 1609, and prospered as the capital of Tamba. Sasayama region, with such a historical background, is still blessed with nature and a wonderful cultural heritage that has been preserved and passed down from generation to generation.
In the main building, you will find weapons, lacquerware, paintings, and other works of art handed down in the castle town of Tambasasayama, as well as numerous masterpieces of Ojiyama ware, one of the best porcelain
kilns opened as the Sasayama domain kiln at the end of the Edo period, as well as ancient works. The museum collects and exhibits buried cultural properties that tell the story of the culture of this region. We would appreciate it if you could see them together with the precious Meiji era architecture.
|53 Gofukumachi, Tambasasayama City, Hyogo
|From JR Fukuchiyama Line ‘Sasayamaguchi’ station, take the Wing Shinki Bus bound for Sasayama Eigyosho and get off at the ‘Nikaimachi’ bus stop,then walk 15 minutes.
|Approximately 10 minutes east from ‘Tannan Sasayamaguchi’ exit on the Maizuru-Wakasa highway.
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|Business hours (remarks)
|(admission until 4:30pm)
|Mondays, New Year’s holidays(25/Dec.-1/Jan)
|Regular holiday remarks
|Open on public holidays and closed the following day.
Sightseeing spot information
Adults 300 yen / High school and university students 200 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 100 yen
(Group discount for 30 or more people / Adults 250 yen / High school and university students 150 yen / Elementary and junior high school students 50 yen)
[Four Museums Pass]
[Prices are subject to change depending on the exhibitions held at the Tambasasayama historical art museum.]
|*Free admission to the museum
①Holders of physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or mental disability certificate
- Tamba-yaki Pottery
- Village Maruyama, a traditional Japanese style house inn [150-year-old Tamba Sasayama inn]
- Sue No Sato, Tamba Traditional Craft Park in the Tachikui Pottery Town
- Sasayama Castle and Oshoin
- Suggested sightseeing route
- Explore the town of Tamba-yaki pottery (Konda/Tachikui area)
- Ryuzoji Temple
- Hiwa no Kura / Village Maruyama, a traditional Japanese style house inn
- Anma Historical Museum and Samurai House
- Tambasasayama Crafts Map