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Shimonoseki City History Museum

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  • 1. Shimonoseki City History Museum

This museum took over the work of collecting/researching the historical documents related to Shimonoseki and the surroundings and exhibiting from Chofu Museum.

Following the theme of "The history and culture of Shimonoseki blessed with the strait", they mainly exhibit the Chofu Mori family's belongings and documents related to the Meiji restoration. They storage the largest number of letters written by Sakamoto Ryoma in Japan.
In addition, they run the guidance interaction exhibitions about cultural properties and tourist information in Shimonoseki city and sometimes a special exhibition about a specific theme of Shimonoseki.

*Reopened after renovation on 18th November 2016

Basic Information

Location Chofu Kawabata 2chome 2-27, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Access (1) 23 minutes by bus from JR Shimonoseki station
→ 10 minutes walk from "Jokamachi Chofu" bus stop
(2) 25 minutes by car from Chugoku Expressway Shimonoseki IC
Office of Inquiry Shimonoseki City Operated History Museum TEL: 083-241-1080