Genbudo Museum

 Official Visit Kinosaki Member

Genbudo Museum was newly reopened in the spring of 2018 after undergoing extensive renovations to house its collection of rare minerals and precious stones as well as newly added fossils that include a t-rex, pterosaur, and Stegodon.
Located directly out in front of the museum is the natural national monument Genbudo Caves.

Genbudo Museum

Genbudo Museum is located at the entrance of Genbudo Park, a designated national natural treasure. On the first floor is a weaving workshop where guests can learn about Toyooka’s traditional art of weaving that has a 2,000-year history and about its connection to the local people. As one wanders the first floor they will also find themselves face to face with an Stegodon fossil, ancient animals which once roamed the Tajima region.

On the second floor there are exhibits covering beautiful and fascinating minerals and rocks as well as fossils including that of a t-rex. See if you can find the glowing and musical rocks.

Museum Cafe

At the restaurant seasonal items made with local ingredients are on the menu, and guests can enjoy a cool drink on a hot day or a warm drink on a cold day’s visit. The outdoor terrace offers a beautiful panoramic view over the Maruyama River and surrounding mountains. Go to the souvenir shop to find Toyooka bags, sweets, and more.


While Genbudo does technically have its own train station and therefore is accessible by train (to a point) there is just one small catch. The big river that separates the station and the park. But worry not! For visitors that are coming by train, a boat can be called for pick up.

Before riding the train please first call the museum and let them know of your estimated arrival time at Genbudo Station. The boat fare is 900 yen for adults, 500 yen for children, and 300 yen for infants round trip. Please note that the boat may not operate during bad weather.

Other options for accessing Genbudo Museum and Park include taxi, rental car, and bicycling.

Information listed below was last updated 03/2024 and is subject to change.Contact the business directly for updated information. Note, most businesses can only speak Japanese.


Business Name
Genbudo Museum
Business Hours
Restaurant & Cafe: 9:00~17:00 (L.O. 16:30)
Morning (Breakfast): 9:00~11:00
Lunch: 11:00~15:00 (L.O. 14:50)
Genbudo Museum
1362 Akaishi
Toyooka-shi, Hyogo-ken 668-0801
Average Price Range
General Admission (Museum)
Adults (age 13+) 800 yen
Children (age 6-12) 500 yen
Infants (3-6, preschool age, must be accompanied by an adult) 400 yen

Boat from Genbudo Sta.
One-way fare:
Adults (age 13+) 500 yen
Children (age 6-12) 300 yen
Infants (age 1-preschool age) 200 yen
Round trip:
Adults (age 13+) 900 yen
Children (age 6-12) 500 yen
Infants (age 1-preschool age) 300 yen
(Operates 9:00 - 17:00)
Language Support
Limited availability of English speaking staff
Supported Languages
English staff available at various times


100 Spots, Free parking
Service Charges
Free luggage storage for those entering the Genbudo Museum. Those who do not enter the museum can store their luggage for 100 yen per item at the museum shop.