Toyooka Museum of History

Located nearby the ancient ruins of Kokubunji Temple, the Toyooka Museum of History houses exhibits relating to the historical creation of Toyooka City and the surrounding Tajima area.

During the Nara Period of Japanese history, Emperor Shōmu ordered for the construction of a provincial Buddhist temple (known as Kokubunji in Japanese) in every province of the country. The provincial Buddhist temple of what was then known as Tajima Province was situated in modern-day Hidaka and also nearby the modern-day Toyooka Museum of History.

The museum is also referred to as the Tajima Kokubunji Museum due to its close distance from the ruins.

Photo: a scale-model of Tajima’s provincial Buddhist temple

Exhibits regarding the region’s development during the early Jomon, Yayoi, and Kofun Periods of Japanese history along with later periods of history such as the Meiji Period are on display with various excavated artifacts and artwork. A regularly changing temporary exhibition room also displays special exhibitions.

Acitivites are also available for an additional fee, including pottery experiences where visitors can create their own “ancient ceramics” and haniwa (traditional Japanese burial statues).

Information listed below was last updated 08/2023 and is subject to change.Contact the business directly for updated information. Note, most businesses can only speak Japanese.


Business Name
Toyooka Museum of History - Tajima Kokubu-Kokubunji Museum
Business Hours
9:00~17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
Holidays / Closed
Wednesdays (the following Thursday if Wednesday is a holiday) New Year's Holiday (12/28~1/4)

This site is in Japanese.

Entrance Fee
Adults 500 yen, students 300 yen, elementary and middle school students 250 yen
Language Support
Sorry, but only Japanese is spoken.


808 Hidakachō Nyou Toyooka, Hyogo 669-5305