Facility Overview
A museum that carries on the history of Saitama,from past to future

The museum was established as the Prefectural Museum in 1971 to mark the 100th anniversary of Saitama. In 2006 it was reborn as the Museum of History and Folklore. The museum celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011.
The comprehensive museum covers history, folklore and art.The main theme of the standing exhibition room is the lifestyles and culture of Saitama's people.
There is also a special exhibition room with separately determined themes, and a seasonal exhibition room focusing on the spirit of the seasons.
There is also a Dreams and Experiences Plaza. Recognizing that the children of Saitama will be the bearers of history and culture for their hometown, the plaza offers a variety of hands-on experiences that are unique to the museum.
National treasures and cultural properties so beautiful they will leave you speechless

As an approved facility by Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs, the museum regularly shows national treasures and important cultural properties.
Additionally, the museum itself was designed by the late Kunio Maekawa, one of Japan's most preeminent architects, and is itself a valuable piece of modern architecture.


National Treasure: Tachi (Kagemitsu Kagemasa)
Additional information!
Try your hands at indigo dyeing and plaited straps making !

At the Dreams and Experiences Plaza’s “Monozukuri” Workshop, participants learn through creation of folk crafts such as indigo dying, plaited straps, magatama (a clawed bead used in ancient jewelry) and historical documents such as picture scrolls.
Special workshops are also held in addition to the crafts regularly available.

Magatama Plaited Strap

Monozukuri Workshop
Facility Information

Fun and accessible for all visitors

●Baby station
 (nursing room, diaper changing tables,baby beds,
    kids' corner)
●Rest corner at free of charge
●Wheelchair accessible elevators
●Wheelchairs and baby strollers available
              Kids'corner                        Baby beds

Admission Fee

●Entrance Fee                        :  Free

●Standing Exhibition                :    Adults ¥300 , Students ¥150
 Group(20 people and more) :    Adults ¥200 , Students ¥100
●Special Exhibitions                 :    Separate charge for each exhibition.

 *Junior high school students and younger free
 *Disability Certificate holders free

4-219, Takahana-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, (in Omiya Park), Saitama, Japan
Tel: 048-641-0890 Fax: 048-640-1964

9:00 – 16:30 (Last admission 16:00), July.1 - Aug.31 : 9:00 – 17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
Mondays (excluding public and compensatory holidays that fall on Mondays and Nov. 14), New Year's holidays
By train / 5 min. walk from Omiya-Koen Station on the Tobu Urban Park Line 

Yes (18 spaces) Free of charge