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The Hyogo-no-Tsu Museum

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Enjoy a trip into the past through digital exhibits that utilize cutting-edge technology

Hyogo Tourism Bureau



The Hyogo-no-Tsu Museum occupies two buildings: the House of Hyogo Origins and the First Prefectural Office Building, a restoration of the historic first Hyogo Prefectural Office.

The concept of the museum is as a “hamideru (outside-the-box) museum.” There are many features that make it stand out from a traditional museum, such as the “see, hear, and touch” experiences it offers and events that make novel use of its unusual spaces. The entire entrance of the four-story building is made of glass, highlighting the innovative atmosphere of the facility.

Here you can learn about the history of Hyogo-no-Tsu, the ancient port that predates the modern city of Kobe by many centuries, as well as the origins of Hyogo Prefecture and the charms of the “Hyogo Five Kingdoms” that make up the prefecture. Projection mapping, AR (augmented reality), MR (mixed reality), and touchable exhibits entertain both children and adults with fascinating content. The “Virtual Visit!” tour uses MR to give you the experience of traveling back in time.


How to get there


From Shin-Osaka Station, take the JR Sanyo Shinkansen to Shin-Kobe Station, then take the Kobe Municipal Subway Yamate Line to Shin-Nagata Station (about 15 minutes). From there, transfer from the Kobe Municipal Subway Kaigan Line to Chuo-Ichiba-Mae Station (about 5 minutes). The museum is less than 5 minutes by foot from the station.


2-2-1 Nakanoshima, Hyogo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken 


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