Located in the center of the Kanto region, Koga has prospered as a castle town since the Muromachi period. The Koga History Museum was opened in 1990 on the site of the former castle of Koga Castle.
The building, which makes the most of the surrounding landscape, won the Architectural Institute of Japan Award in 1992 and the Public Architecture Award in 1996 (designed by Keiji Yoshida). There are three permanent exhibits: materials related to Dutch studies collected and recorded by Senseki Takami, a retainer of the Koga domain (Exhibition Room 1), an overview of history from primitive antiquity to modern times (Exhibition Room 2), and calligraphic works by Seiko Okuhara and Gyousai Kawanabe (Exhibition Room 3). Exhibits 1 and 3 are changed according to the theme of the exhibition to introduce a variety of materials.
|Address||3-10-56 Chuo-cho, Koga-shi, Ibaraki-ken|
|Business Hour*1||9:00 to 17:00(Admission is 30 minutes before closing)|
|Closed*2||The day after a national holiday, the fourth Friday of each month, the end of the year and the beginning of the year, and temporary closures.|
|Genre*3||Nihon-ga, Historical property|
|Entrance Fee*4||Adults¥400 High,Junior and elementary school students¥100|
|Access*5||15 minutes walk from Koga(JU16) station west exit|
|*1 The last day of an exhibition or event may end early. *2 There are also end-of-year and temporary closures *3 Blanks refer to all genres. *4 Admission prices may vary depending on the event. Check for senior citizens, children and group discounts.*5 The times shown are approximate.|
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