The National Museum of Japanese History, next to Sakura Castle Park, is the only national museum in Japan dedicated to the comprehensive research and display of Japanese history and culture. It is affectionately known as Rekihaku.
Its exhibits focus on lifestyle history, allowing visitors to deepen their understanding of how people in Japan lived from primitive and ancient times through to the modern day, and how Japan’s culture has developed.
The Kurashi Botanical Garden, which is also next to Sakura Castle Park, is a botanical garden that displays the plants that have supported our lives and culture. It is divided into six themes – "eating," "weaving and paper-making," "dyeing," "curing," "making tools," and "painting and burning."
- Name of Attraction
- National Museum of Japanese History
- 117 Jonai-cho, Sakura, Chiba
- Opening Hours
- March–September: 9:30–17:00
Kurashi Botanical Garden: 9:30–16:30
* Last entry to both museum and garden 30 minutes before closing
- Mondays (or following day if Monday is a public holiday)
New Year holidays (Dec 27 – Jan 4)
* Open Mar 28, May 2, Aug 15, 2016
General ¥420 (¥350 for groups of 20 or more) High school and university students ¥250 (¥200 for groups of 20 or more) Elementary and middle school students Free
* Free admission for high school students on Saturdays.
* Admission is free for persons with disabilities and their carers on presentation of Shogaisha Techo (Identification Booklet for the Physically Disabled)
- Approx. 15 min. walk from Keisei Sakura Station (if travelling by bus, get off at Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan Iriguchi or Kokuritsu Rekishi Minzoku Hakubutsukan)
Approx. 15 min. by bus from JR Sakura Station (if travelling by bus, get off at Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan Iriguchi or Kokuritsu Rekishi Minzoku Hakubutsukan)