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.


Basic information

Postal code 669-2322
53 Gofukumachi, Tambasasayama City, Hyogo
Phone number +81-79-552-0601
Parking available
Access (train/bus) From JR Fukuchiyama Line ‘Sasayamaguchi’ station, take the Wing Shinki  Bus bound for Sasayama Eigyosho and get off at the just a walk away from‘Gofukumachi’ bus stop.
Access (car) Approximately 10 minutes east from ‘Tannan Sasayamaguchi’ exit on the Maizuru-Wakasa highway.
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Sales information

Business hours 9:00am~5:00pm
Business hours (remarks) (admission until 4:30pm)
Closed Mondays, New Year’s holidays(25/Dec.-1/Jan)
Regular holiday remarks Open on public holidays and closed the following day.


Sightseeing spot information

Fee [Admission fee]
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]
Pass for four major historical facilities, Tambasasayama historical art museum, Amma samurai house museum, Aoyama museum, and Sasayama castle Oshoin. It’s a great deal.
600 yen for adults / 300 yen for high school and university students / 150yen for elementary and junior high school students
*The pass are valid for 2 days.

[Prices are subject to change depending on the exhibitions held at the Tambasasayama historical art museum.]

[Prices are subject to change depending on the exhibitions held at the Tambasasayama historical art museum.]

Fee (remarks) *Free admission to the museum

Holders of physical disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or mental disability certificate
Children under the age of 6 accompanied by a guardian

Elementary and junior high school students in Sasayama City

Holders of Membership card of the Japan Museum Association

Holders of Hyogo Culture Pass

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