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.
1-55-1 Kakuji, Tsutsumishita, Tottori, Tottori
weekends and holidays 10:00AM-5:00PM; weekdays except Tuesdays 10:00AM-3:00PM; entrance up to 30 min. prior to closing time.
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.|