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The permanent exhibition room introduces the local history of Wakayama prefecture by illustrating the lives of everyday people and their religion with some reconstructed models. The exhibit is separated into six zones. Each zone displays a period, from the primitive age to modern times. Each zone has two displays. One illustrates the lives of common folk through descriptions of historical development and detailed models. The other is much more specific and theme-oriented. The “Kumano Religion” corner might be worth special attention. We have prepared 10 computer terminals to aid in it’s explanation.


(No admission after 16:30)

General Admission

Adult: ¥280 (230)
University Student: ¥170 (140)
*( ) indicates for group rate with more than 20 people

Note:*Admission prices vary for Special Exhibitions.* Admission free for High school students and under, people older than 65 years and (mentally and physically) disabled people.


* With admission ticket of The Museum of Modern Art,Wakayama (same day only)


on Mondays
(When Monday is a National Holiday, Museum opens on Monday and closes the following Tuesday)
December 29-January 3
Closed temporarily (during replacing the Exhibit)


《From JR Wakayama Station》
   Get on the bus from bus platform No.1・2 (for about ten minutes),
           get off “Kenchomae” bus stop and walk south for a few minutes. 
《From Wakayama City Station》
  Get on the bus from bus platform No.9 (for about 7 minutes),
           get off “Kenchomae” bus stop and walk south for a few minutes.


Parking hours: 9:00–18:00

Garage Information
● Museums open at 9:30.
● Parking area closes at 18:00.
● If you have entered this parking area by mistake, please remove your vehicle within five minutes to avoid charges. 


Museum visitors:

Free of charge for first 2 hours, ¥100 for each additional 30 minutes,
¥700 for full day

Users only for parking:

¥300 for first hour, ¥100 for each additional 30 minutes, ¥1200 for full day


Parking ticket must be validated at each of the museum ticket counters.
Discount coupon is distributed to museum.


Wakayama Prefectural Museum
1-4-14, Fukiage, Wakayama City, Wakayama, 640-8137 JAPAN
Phone: 073-436-8670 (within Japan)
Fax: 073-423-2467 (within Japan)