Culture & History

Hikone Castle Museum

Hikone Castle Museum is located within the restored building of the palace on the castle grounds, which served as the government office of Hikone Domain during the Edo Period (1603-1868). The museum displays a variety of artifacts, artworks, Noh masks, tea utensils, old manuscripts, and more.
Deeper within the palace, the location of the Noh theater stage, and the space in which the castle lords lived their daily lives, visitors can find reconstructions of the lords' living quarters, tea room, and garden; and enjoy the building itself as a museum.
The Hikone Castle Museum also displays the Hikone Folding Screen, a National Treasure, every spring, and Noh plays are performed each spring and autumn on the stage within the museum.

Entry fee: General 500 yen; Junior High & Elementary School Students 250 yen

1-1 Konki-cho, Hikone City, Shiga Prefecture 522-0061
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Business Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Entry until 4:30 p.m.)
Closed on
December 25th-December 31st