Sakura Shinmachi Ohayashikan, which occupies a corner of Sakura castle town, offers a place for the residents of Sakura to relax. It also introduces local culture, traditional events, and local products, and provides information for tourists.
On display are two dolls that are brought out for the Makata Shrine Festivals that have been held continuously since the Edo period. These dolls are known as Chikubushima Ryujin and Tamanoi Ryujin.
The facility is also used to teach the traditional music played at the festival, Sakurabayashi. Rehearsals are held every Saturday to foster the next generation of performers.
- Name of Attraction
- Sakura Shinmachi Ohayashikan
- 185-1 Shinmachi, Sakura, Chiba
- Opening Hours
- Mondays (or next day if Monday is a public holiday)
New Year holidays (Dec 28 – Jan 4)
- Approx. 10 min. walk from Keisei Sakura Station (if travelling by bus, get off at Shinmachi)
Approx. 20 min. walk from JR Sakura Station (if travelling by bus, get off at Nibancho)
- Please use the Sakura City Carpark (across from Sakura City Museum of Art). (3 min. walk. Free)