Tateyama City Municipal Museum / Hakkenden Museum (Tateyama Castle)

Last Update : March 31, 2014

Tateyama City Municipal Museum
Tateyama City Municipal Museum
Hakkenden Museum (Tateyama Castle)
Hakkenden Museum (Tateyama Castle)

Outline of Museums

 Tateyama City Municipal Museum is history and folk museum. It builds on the trace of daimyo Satomi’s castle in the Warring States period. The trace of castle is now became Shiroyama Park.
 
 Tateyama City Municipal Museum is located on the hillside of Shiroyama Park. The museum opened November 23rd, 1983. In the museum, you can learn history of Satomi, who controlled this region for 170 years, 10 generations. Also you can learn the history of Awa region where was developed by Satomi who build a country in the head area of Boso Peninsula.
 
 At the top of Shiroyama Park, Hakkenden Museum (Tateyama Castle) has three layers fourth floor castle tower style, opened October 31st, 1987. Inside the castle are a number of displays introducing “Nanso Satomi Hakkenden” (Legend of the Eight Warriors) story, such as dolls once used in a TV broadcast of the story, videos, books and comics.
Although the story was written in Edo period, it is still popular today.

Exhibitions

Tateyama City Municipal Museum: Historical Exhibition room

Historical Exhibition room
Historical Exhibition room
Introducing the history of Awa region developed through exchanging overseas. The exhibitions start from ancient era, middle age’s culture connecting with Kamakura, the rise and fall of daimyo Satomi, and people’s life after Satomi fallen.

Tateyama City Municipal Museum: Folklore Exhibition room

Folklore Exhibition room
Folklore Exhibition room
Rebuild a house that has separate roofs as you can see in Awa region. Furniture and farming tools are also exhibited, so you are able to touch and feel the transitions of lives.

Tateyama City Municipal Museum: Planning Exhibition room

Planning Exhibition room
Planning Exhibition room
This room is for museum collections, or uses for special exhibition to introduce examinations, researches, and collections.
 At Tateyama City Municipal Museum, you can experience wearing an armor on Sundays and Holidays for FREE. (admission requires)
Date & Hours Sundays and Holidays   10:30-12:00, 13:00-15:00
Place Tateyama City Municipal Museum
  ・No reservation available
・Need to be age over 13 years old
・You can try it on for 20 minutes

Hakkenden Museum (Tateyama Castle): Exhibition room

Exhibition room
Exhibition room
“Nanso Satomi Hakkenden” written by great writer Kyokutei (Takizawa) Bakin in Edo era, colored woodcuts show characters and great scenes, and other materials introducing the world of Hakkenden with dreams and romances.

General Information

Open Hours

9:00-16:45 (entering until 16:30)

Closing Days

Mondays (The following day when the Monday is holiday)
December 29th to January 3rd are closed for Year End and New Years

Admission Fees

Municipal Museum / Hakkenden Museum Individual Group
Adults 300 yen 250 yen
Students (Elementary to High School) 150 yen 100 yen

・If you buy a ticket at one museum (Tateyama City Municipal Museum or Hakkenden Museum), you can enter the other museum for free.
・Group needs to be more than 20 people.
・Admission fees change during Special Exhibition.

During Special Exhibition
Municipal Museum / Hakkenden Museum Individual Group
Adults 500 yen 400 yen
Students (Elementary to High School) 250 yen 200 yen

Access

By Train & Highway Bus

From JR Tateyama Station East Entrance, ride on JR Bus or Nitto Bus which goes to “JMSDF Tateyama Air Base (Tateyama Kouku tai)”. Get off at “In front of Shiroyama Park (Shiroyama Koen mae)”. Walk about 5 minutes from the bus stop.

By Car

About 20 minutes from Tomiura Interchange, Futtu Tateyama Douro
Free Parking Areas (Available for buses as well)
Map of museums
Inquiry about This Article
Tateyama City Hall, Mayor's Public Office, Planning Division
1145-1 Hojo, Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture 294-8601, JAPAN
Tel : 0470-22-3163 0470-22-3147   Fax : 0470-23-3115
E-mail : kikakuka@city.tateyama.chiba.jp