Kashiwabara Art Museum

A samurai museum, where you can see armor and swords!

Kashiwabara Art Museum is famous for its exhibits of antique weaponry, many of which are rare across the whole of Japan. The museum is located in front of the Ropeway Base Station of Iwakuni Castle.
Visitors can learn about Japan’s distinguished traditional culture, artistry, and rich spirituality through various exhibits including ceramic and glass craftworks, calligraphy and painting, armor, swords, jinbaori (formal battle coats), and harnesses.
This art museum was awarded a star in the Michelin Green Guide to Japan.



2-10-27 Yokoyama, Iwakuni City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Open Hours

9:00~17:00 (Closes at 16:00 Dec. to Feb.)

Closed Day(s)

(if Tues. falls on a national holiday, closed next working day)


Not required

Time Required

30 min



Access from Kintaikyo Bridge

10 min walk, located next to Ropeway Base Station


Adults: 800 yen, High school & university students: 500 yen, Children under 16: 200 yen

Discount Tickets

20% off entry fee for holders of the Kintaikyo Bridge, Iwakuni Castle & Ropeway discount set ticket.

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