Watanabe Museum

This museum opened in 1978 to showcase the collection amassed by Tottori doctor Hajime Watanabe. Hosting a variety of genres of works, the museum is called a shrine for Japanese antiques. The diversity in scope of the items on exhibit is unrivaled in the nation and draws a plethora of visitors from overseas. Particularly worth seeing are some of Japan’s most outstanding examples of armour and weapons.

Basic Info

Address 1-55-1 Kakuji, Tsutsumishita, Tottori, Tottori
TEL 0857-24-1152
URL http://watart.jp
Hours of Operation weekends and holidays 10:00AM-5:00PM; weekdays except Tuesdays 10:00AM-3:00PM; entrance up to 30 min. prior to closing time.
Closed Tuesdays (the following day if a national holiday falls on a Tuesday) and the New Year’s period (30 December-2 January).
Fees Adults 900 yen; HS and uni students 500 yen, primary and middle school students 300 yen (Special deals for travel agents and organisations; various discounts available.)
Access 20 min. by ‘Sakyuu/Iwai-houmen-yuki’ highway bus from Tottori Station; get off at Watanabe Bijutsukan mae.

Access Map

Timetable (Flight/Train/Bus)


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Tourist Destinations

  • Tourist Facilities
  • History & Culture
  • Tottori-Sakyu Conan Airport
  • JR Tottori Station
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