The Izushi History Museum is housed in the former residence of the Fukutomi family, a wealthy merchant family who traded raw silk and cast metal products.
In 1876, a huge fire razed Izushi, destroying two-thirds of the town. The main building of the Izushi History Museum was reconstructed in 1912, and the annex in 1892.
The main building of the former residence is designed in a traditional machiya-style layout with a mise, a nakanoma, and a tatami room. The absence of walls in favor of sliding doors to separate the rooms is another characteristic of machiya-style architecture.
With a Japanese garden in the center, visitors can also view historical documents and items related to Izushi during a walk through the main building, annex, and storehouse.
- Business Name
- Izushi History Museum
- Business Hours
9:30~17:00（last entry at 16:30)
- Holidays / Closed
- Average Price Range
Adults 300 yen
Students 180 yen (middle school age and younger free)
- Language Support
Sorry, but only Japanese is spoken.
78, Izushicho Yoida, Toyooka, Hyogo 668-0232