Kampo Museum in Shiga

Museum in The Shiga area

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The Kampo Museum's holds 20,000 Chinese calligraphic works from the Qing Dynasty. Resources on more ancient forms of scripture in China, such as oracle bone scripts, ornamental tiles, etc are also available for viewing. Torahs, hieroglyphs, early Japanese text books, African and Oceanian masks, and wooden sculptures are also on display. The permanent collection exhibit displays the history of Chinese characters and their development from oracle bone scripts.

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Home Page

http://www.kampokan.com/ (Japanese)

Opening hours

From 9:30 to 17:00
Closed on Mondays
Note:Open on a public holiday Monday but closed the following day. Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions.


Adults ¥500, University and High School Students ¥300, Junior High School Students and under free.


Address: 136 Gokasho Tatsuta-cho, Higashi Ohmi-shi, Shiga 529-1421
Phone: 0748-48-4141  Fax: 0748-48-5475

10 minute walk from Gokasho Station on the Ohmi Tetsudo line; from JR Notogawa Station, take the Ohmi Tetsudo bus towards Yokaichi terminal and get off at Kondo Tatsutaguchi stop. The venue is a 10 minute walk from there.

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