Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan), Kobe

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A visit to Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan) allows you to observe the influence of the West on the Eastern culture, lifestyle, and artwork during the 16th and 17th centuries. Nearly 40,000 artifacts, woodcuts, maps, silk screens, and paintings display a blend of techniques and explain how two distinct cultures merged. Pay special attention to exhibits showing how electricity and gas lamps affected everyday life in Japan. The artifacts from the Iron Age take you even farther into past, providing an important glimpse into the country's development through the ages. Using our online itinerary creator, Kobe attractions like Kobe City Museum (Kobe Shiritsu Hakubutsukan) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Kaki tie was fascinating. He had excellent paintings and we enjoyed them. The museum gave a good overview of Kobe's history especially the western settlement and the opening of the port. However being...  more »
  • Interesting museum detailing Japan and Kobe's history of interaction with other cultures, from ancient artifacts through more modern objects from the mid-1800s on. Also some fascinating artwork showin...  more »
  • I visited this museum as part of my day with a local Goodwill volunteer guide and it was wonderful. It was a very slow day and we were treated to a personal tour led by a staff member and two docents;...  more »
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  • Visited the Special exhibition on Ancient Greece and the regular exhibition.The entry price was a little steep for Japan and after paying we were notified of the following : 1.NO BACKPACKS 2.NO DRINKS ( This included carrying one in your handbag ) 3.NO PHOTOGRAPHS In terms of displays and artificacts,there was nothing especially unique or interesting that you cannot see elsewhere in Japan and the Greek Exhibition took 15 minutes to see everything. Near the end they will try to sell you overpriced souvenirs.Such as an eraser for 900 Yen or some hand lotion for 4000Yen.Best tovisit another museum.
  • Price was high. Had to pay before got information that nothing available in English
  • Interesting museum. Rather expensive entrance fee. The English information is present but limited so you won't get the full experience in just English. The rotating exhibitions can be quite so I recommend going if the exhibition looks interesting to you.
  • Good place to study on the city too
  • If you have any interest in how opening ports to the west impacted Japan, this the museum for you. They have wonderful English descriptions on most of the exhibits. The mid nineteenth century machine that creates permanent hair waves is worth the price of admission.