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Kunio Yanagida and Matsuoka-ke Family Memorial Museum

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Kunio Yanagita (1875–1962) born in Fukusaki-cho, was one of the most well-known folklorist in Japan. The house where he was born still stands, preserving distinctive features of Japanese old houses. Next to the house is a memorial museum where you can learn about Yanagita’s life and works. In the pond nearby Tsujikawayama Park there is a doll of kappa, river monsters of Japanese lore that are featured in Yanagida's writings.

Facility Information

  • Harima
  • History, Culture


1038-1, Nishitawara, Fukusaki-cho, Hyogo

Contact Information

Reference Name

Kunio Yanagida Birthplace / Kunio Yanagida and Matsuoka-ke Family Memorial Museum




Fukusaki Town Tourism Association (External link)


By Car

  • Approximately 5 minutes from Fukuzaki I.C on Chugoku Expressway

By Train

  • Approximately 25 minutes on foot from JR Fukusaki Station

Business Hours, Admission Fee

Opening Hours
(30 minutes unit)


Closed on

New Year's holidays, Mondays

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