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Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History

Reconstruction of Kusado Sengen

The Medieval Port Town in the Setouchi Area, "Kusado Sengen" Brought Back to Life Now

Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History is a museum focusing on the History and culture of the people in the Setouchi area, with the main feature of the remains of "Kusado Sengen," which is nationally famous as a medieval port town buried in a riverbed.

The Setouchi area has played an important role in the history of the Japanese islands as a cultural main artery connecting the Kyusyu district and the Kinki district. We introduce to you the life of the people who were active in this area, and the wonderful culture fostered by them through providing a variety of opportunities of learning such as exhibitions, lectures, movies, and workshops.

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  • Location
    2-4-1 Nishi-machi, Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture, 720-0067, Japan
    map of the museum
  • Phone and Fax
    Phone: +81-84-931-2513
    Fax: +81-84-931-2514
  • E-mail address
  • Hours
    From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (You cannot enter after 4:30 p.m.)
  • Closed
    Every Monday (except for national holidays)
    Year-end and new year holidays
    We may be closed temporarily because of the change of exhibition, and so on.
  • Admission Fee
    Elementary,Junior High School and High School StudentsFreeFree
    College and University Students210yen160yen
    Adults290 yen220 yen
    The goup admission fee applies to groups of at least 20 persons.


Trace the History of Setouchi Area

History Exhibition Room

To position "Kusado Sengen" historically, the stream of its history is traced from the primitive age to the modern age with the theme of "the life of the people" in the Setouchi area and "transportation and trade" by exhibiting real materials, replicas, models and so on.

Kusado Sengen Revives Today

Kusado Sengen Exhibition Room 1

One section of "Ksado Sengen" has been reconstructed to life size, and an evening in an early summer of the Muromachi Era has been reproduced.
Real excavated articles are displayed around the reconstruction according to the use so that you can have a concrete understanding of the life of the people and the culture of that time.

Excavated Articles Tell Us about Middle Ages

Kusado Sengen Exhibition Room 2

Remains excavated by the research of "Kusado Sengen" over more than thirty years and related materials are placed methodically, together with the introduction of medieval important remains from all over the country, so that you can deepen your understanding about medieval remains.


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