Museum for Wood Culture-A Tadao Ando Design

Experience the powerful heavens in this building
designed by Tadao Ando.

Found in the forests of Mikata-gun in northern Hyogo on a 415 acre site and built by the internationally-acclaimed architect Tadao Ando.
This museum was created to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the National Day of Wood, a designated celebration by Emperor Showa to commemorate the forests lost during World War Two. The museum was inaugurated in 1994. Its architecture and exhibits are dedicated to the role of wood, Japanese forests, and international culture.
Admission fee is free! They have many wooden toys, a library, and some wood toy making workshops. (Fee charged)


Business Hours
10:00-16:30 (Apr – Nov) / 10:00-16:00 (Dec-Mar)
Closed: Monday (if Monday is a national holiday, the following Tuesday) / Dec 31 to Jan 4
951 Wachi Muraoka-ku Kami-cho Mikata-gun, Hyogo
〒667-1347 兵庫県美方郡香美町村岡区和池951
Entrance Fee
Language Support
Sorry, but only Japanese is spoken.


JR:Yoka station (八鹿駅)
Zentan Bus:Fukuoka Hachikita-guchi (福岡ハチ北口)(It takes about an hour on foot or 10 minutes by taxi.)
Zentan Bus (Tajimawaru) : The Museum for Wood Culture(木の殿堂)

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