Kinosaki Literature Museum

Kinosaki's Literary Legacy

Kinosaki has long been a beloved retreat for some of Japan’s most well-known and respected creatives.

Shiga Naoya, one of Japan’s iconic writers, was so moved by his stay in Kinosaki that he was inspired to write the novel At Kinosaki.

The Kinosaki Literature Museum, tucked away from the crowds on a small residential street, houses multiple exhibits celebrating Shiga Naoya’s legacy and ties to Kinosaki.

Kinosaki's History

Alongside exhibits pertaining to Kinosaki’s history as a town for the arts, displays and detailed explanations of local antiques and artifacts are also available for viewing, with English-language audio guides, located at the front desk, ready for use throughout the museum.

Celebrating Local Writers

A small book store on the first floor sells multiple works written by local Kinosaki authors. In addition to guidebooks, picture books, and other written works, a small selection of other souvenirs such as buttons and local coffee are also available for purchase.

Information listed below was last updated 03/2022 and is subject to change.Contact the business directly for updated information. Note, most businesses can only speak Japanese.


Business Name
Kinosaki Literature Museum
Business Hours
Holidays / Closed
Every Wednesday, New Year's Holiday

This site is in Japanese.

Average Price Range
Adult: 500 yen
High school and junior high school students: 300 yen
Elementary school students and younger: free
Tourists in groups of 20 or more: 100 yen discount off original ticket price
English audio guide: 300 yen
Language Support
Sorry, but only Japanese is spoken.
English audio guides available at the front desk.