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Kaga-Honda Museum

Japan's rare Samurai artifact museum, passing on the Samurai culture of Hyakumangoku to the present times

Kaga feudal domain was known as "Hyakuman-goku" (the land of a million rice bushels) and had eight chief retainers. Honda clan was one of the "Big 8" and had an extraordinary high-yield fief worth 50,000 koku. The founder of the Honda Clan, Masashige Honda, was the second son of Masanobu who was a chief retainer of Ieyasu Tokugawa.

The Kaga-Honda Museum displays various artifacts: swords, armour, spears, arms, paintings, calligraphy, lacquerworks and other highly-valued artistic objects. The horse harness is also among the best of the collections in Japan. 

One can gain a glimpse of an extraordinary culture and the history of feudal Japan through these items.

Information

Address
3-1 Dewa-machi Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0963
Price
Adults: 400 yen
University students: 300 yen
High school students and persons under the age of 18: Free
Business Hours
9:00~17:00 (last admission: 16:30)
Regular Holidays
Thursdays (December〜February)
New Year holidays (29 Dec〜3 Jan)
Periods of exhibition change-over
Duration
30 minutes
By Car
About 10 minutes from Kanazawa Station
About 20 minutes from Kanazawa Nishi IC
By Public Transportation
About 8 minutes on foot from the "Hirosaka / 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art" bus stop of the Hokuriku Railroad bus)
Parking
Available
Parking: Capacity
30
Parking: Large Vehicle
Available
Official Website
Kaga-Honda Museum

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