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Togariishi Museum of Jomon Archaeology(Togariishi Jomon Koukokan)【尖石縄文考古館】

Introducing the Togariishi Museum of Jomon Archaeology (Togariishi Jomon Koukokan)

If you want to visit the museum: the users guide

Open at:

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (please enter before 4:30 p.m.)

Close on:

  • Every Monday (except for the National Holiday)
  • December 29 - January 3
  • The following day of the National Holiday

Open Days Calendar

Open Calendar

Parking (free):

5 large-sized buses, 70 standard-sized cars, 1 charger for electric vehicle

Exhibition rooms

4 exhibition rooms, 1 special exhibition room, 1 open space for watching visual programs(90 seats)
Visual programs are available only in Japanese.

Admission Fee

Adults 500 yen
High School Students 300 yen
Junior High School and Elementary School Students 200 yen

20 or more persons' group

Adults 400 yen
High School Students 200 yen
Junior High School and Elementary School Students 150 yen

Bus Access

From Chino station to the Togariishi Museum of Jomon Archaeology (Togariishi Jomon Koukokan).
There are buses that go to the Togariishi museum in the No.5 and the No.1 platform at the Chino station west exit.

The buses depart from the No.5 platform

Maerchen street bus is running every day.
Koizumi, Sugesawa line is running every Tuesday and Friday.
(about 20 munite)

The bus departs from the No.1 platform

Shibunoyu line is running every Saturday,Sunday and national holidays.
But it takes about 1hour.

Route bus timetables(~Oct.25,2020)

Route bus timetables(Oct.26,2020~)

Address and Phone

Postal Code: 391-0213
Address: 4734-132 Toyohira, Chino-shi, Nagano-ken, Japan
Telephone: +81-266-76-2270 (in Japan, 0266-76-2270)
Facsimile: +81-266-76-2700 (in Japan, 0266-76-2700)
e-mail: togariishi.m@city.chino.lg.jp

What kinds of things are exhibited? : outline of the exhibition

The Togariishi Museum of Jomon Archaeology was built as the information center of the park on the Togariishi site which is one of the Japan's special historic sites.

The museum exhibits over 2,000 splendid archaeological materials excavated from such Jomon sites, including the two national treasures "Dogu" ("Jomon no Venus"[the Venus of Jomon] and "Kamen no Megami" [the Masked Goddess]), and various pottery and lithics.

Floor map of the museum
Floor map of the Togariishi Museum of Jomon Archaeology

Those materials are exhibited in 3 rooms. The materials from the Togariishi site which is one of the Japan's special historic sites are exhibited in the room A. Two national treasures are exhibited in the room B. The materials from various Jomon sites in Chino are exhibited in the room C.

We also prepare the place where the visitors can experience Jomon way of life such as making pottery, fire-making and nuts-cracking etc. And we also prepare visual programs and books concerning Jomon culture (Sorry: both visual programs and books are available only in Japanese).

We would be grateful if you could put use service of experiencing Jomon life, or simply visit and enjoy.

Visitors can take photo of the exhibited materials except for those with marks as follows:

mark of the prohabition of taking photo

the pottery with snake shaped decoration
The pottery with snake-shaped decoration from the Togariishi site in the exhibition room A.

2 national treasure dogu in room B
Two national treasure dogus in the room B. If you want detail information of these dogus, please click the links below: National Treasure "Dogu" part 1 and 2.

The pottery exhibisited in the room C
The splendid decorated pottery from Shimonohara site. One of the main features in the room C.

The Yosukeone reconstructed houses in autmnThe Yosukeone reconstructed houses in snow

You can see the reconstructed houses in Yosukeone site from this museum.

関連情報

地図情報

Togariishi Museum of Jomon Archaeology

4734-132 Toyohira, Chino-shi
Telephone 0266-76-2270
(Tel intl +81-266-76-2270)
e-mail togariishi.m@city.chino.lg.jp

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