Yakushima Town History and Folk Museum

Yakushima Town History and Folk Museum
ADDRESS… 1593 Miyanoura, Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima Prefecture, 891-4205
LOCATION… about 300 meters from Miyanoura-ohashi Bridge (3 min. on foot) / about 19 km from Anbo (27 min. by car)
NEAREST BUS STOP… No.24 Miyanoura Shisyo-mae bus stop (40 meters/ 1 min. on foot)
OPENING HOURS…9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
 (Closed: Mondays, Saturday afternoons, and from Dec.29 to Jan.3) 
ADMISSION FEE…100 yen for adults / 50 yen for high school, junior high school and elementary school students


<the entrance of the museum>
Yakushima Town History and Folk Museum is located in Miyanoura, 15 minutes by car (10.4 km) from the airport. It has a mixed exhibition of real objects such as farming implements and a fishing boat for catching flying fish. Also there are many pictures, panels, and models introducing the past life of the islanders. Methods used in cutting down the massive Yakusugi cedar trees and explanations on long line fishing are just some of the things you can see. It is one of the few places where visitors can learn not only about nature but also about the life and history of Yakushima.
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