Kikkawa Historical Museum

A historical archive, where you can learn about the history of Iwakuni.

Learn about Japanese culture through the historical documents of the Kikkawa Clan, who governed Iwakuni Domain four centuries ago, as well as armor, swords, and art and craft works.
The museum holds many artifacts that are nationally-designated Important Cultural Properties, including the sword “Kitsunegasaki”, which is a national treasure, as well as a helmet that belonged to Kikkawa Motoharu, and Kikkawa Hiroie’s “Catfish-shaped Helmet”.
The scenery of the museum garden, which offers a view of Iwakuni Castle, incorporates minimal artificial elements, resulting in a scene that makes the visitor feel they have slipped back in time. Turn your mind to history, and enjoy the museum’s exhibits at your leisure.



2-7-3 Yokoyama, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Open Hours


Closed Day(s)

(if Weds. falls on a national holiday, closed next working day),
End of year/New Year’s period, Specified dates for changing exhibit contents, etc.


Not required

Time Required

20 min



Access from Kintaikyo Bridge

8 min walk


Adults: 500 yen, High school & university students: 300 yen, Children under 16: 200 yen

Discount Tickets

100 yen off entry fee for holders of the Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni Castle & Ropeway discount set ticket.

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