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Shimonoseki City History Museum

Shimonoseki City History Museum

Introducing the history of Shimonoseki, including the end of samurai rule and the Meiji Restoration as a turning point for Japan, through precious historical sources

See, Play, Experience Jokamachi-Chofu Area

This museum, opened in November 2016, exhibits letters and mementos of great figures who played leading roles at the end of the Edo period, including Takasugi Shinsaku and Sakamoto Ryoma, as well as items left by the Chofu Mori family. The permanent exhibition showcases the history of Shimonoseki, from ancient times to the present time, focusing on the early modern era, and the era of the shift from samurai rule to the Meiji Restoration. Theme-based special exhibitions are also worth seeing. You can also use the information searching service to search for and browse basic information about collected materials and facilities in Shimonoseki City.

Address 2-2-27 Chofu-Kawabata, Shimonoseki City
Access Approx. 10 min. on foot from Sanden Transportation Jokamachi Chofu bus stop
Tel 083-241-1080
Website http://www.shimohaku.jp/
Hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (entry allowed until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed Monday (excluding national holidays) and New Year's
Admission [Permanent exhibition] Adults - 200 yen; university students - 100 yen / [Special exhibition] Adults - 100 yen; university students - 50 yen
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