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Miyajima History Folk Museum

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Address: 57 Miyajimacho, Hatsukaichi 739-0533, Hiroshima Prefecture
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+81 829-44-2019

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Charming and informative

This museum was a nice break in our afternoon. The film has English subtitles and has a thorough overview of the Itsukushima Shrine, it's history, festivals and how it stands in... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Bangkok, Thailand
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had come out of the temple complex and didn;t know which way to turn. The sign for this museum backoned and the building looked old, traditional and interesting. We were right about the building. Lots of intersting structures and hallways between them. Filled with old things, things used in the old days, each labelled but not really explained. We... More 

Thank Stephenbkk20156
Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Rarely over-crowded, this allows the tourists a way of discovering a more traditional way of life. Only takes about 30-45 mins to view.

Thank Scotty2525
Barcelona, Spain
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Miyajima History and Folklore Museum was amazingly good (the bathrooms offer nice views of the Tahoto Pagoda too). It starts with a cold dark storehouse with a stone floor, the room full of enormous pots that could fit people inside, jars, wooden buckets, cauldrons, old tools and saws. All piled together with the only space between being a path... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This museum was a nice break in our afternoon. The film has English subtitles and has a thorough overview of the Itsukushima Shrine, it's history, festivals and how it stands in the water. The preserved home and garden are also pretty and give a good idea of what a full tatami house looks like.

Thank cab6500
Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We found this museum very interesting. There was a helpful video screening which gave some valuable history about Miyajima. It is set in beautiful gardens. Worth a quick visit

Thank DrJAussie
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We happened upon this museum with a little time on our hands. I am so happy we stopped in for a visit. We had not researched island history so it helped us gain a better appreciation for the rest of our activities on the island. Definitely worth the stop!

Thank Melany D
Bucharest, Romania
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35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We got here by pure chance - it was raining and it looked interesting, so we went in. Even if we were the last customers, they treated us with a lot of respect, like everywhere else in Japan, and gave us the time we needed to explore. There are a number of interesting things, like he explained inside of a... More 

Thank Simona M
Bandung, Indonesia
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610 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I see this place as a historic place, and the museum of a history. Unfortunately, the information displayed is very minimal, so it is difficult to explore the meaning of history there.

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Fremont, California
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84 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2015

This is small museum, but interesting. There isn't a whole lot of english, but it's charming and I enjoyed going thru it. There isn't much folklore, it's mostly local history. There is a really interesting film that shows how the shine and tori gate were built that I found facinating.

Thank Vicki R
Tel Aviv
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2011

and not that interesting either. It features a lot of... big wooden spoons! It was nice but I wouldn't go there especially since there's so much to see in Miyajima!

Thank sleepyroni

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