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As Hikone Castle was founded by Ii Clan, this museum exhibits many goods held by Ii family for more than 200 years there.
Those who know about Ii Clan can enjoy the exhibits without no doubt.
However, who aren't interested in the history things may...More
Not going to lie, the main reason I came to Hikone was to see Hikonyan. He was very cute as I had expected him to be. Other than that, the museum was very interesting. I enjoyed seeing the old artifacts and armors they had. We...More
We went to Hikone castle and only expected the castle. So to our surprise there was the museum. A very professionally run place with a lovely collection of of differing artedacts from the original family, Il's collection.
Also as part of the musuem you go...More
The scale of this museum is about the same as them of mid-sized museum in local cities, and it does not have the display method of exhibits unique to this museum. However, as valuable historical materials of the Ii family are exhibited,...More
Small museum with only a few exhibits, not worth the time or extra admission fee. There were some swords, some old letters/parchment, and some kimonos. About half of it is not insulated, which makes it almost like being outside. Warning: you will have to take...More
Unbelievable craftsmanship and lively garden views are intact. It's unclear if this is a post 1945 reconstruction or really old. Woodworkers delight.
Museum has a generous collection donated by the Li family... They must be royalty by the quality of their offerings. Warm regards to...More
Museum was divided into multiple sections, showcasing what the Li family has been keeping for centuries. These items included a sets of armours, Noh related items, tea ceremony items, Japanese musical instruments as well as other classical literature items, like poems.
It was kind of...More
Nothing to add to the existing comprehensive reviews of this delightful museum other than a personal response that I particularly enjoyed the costumes, room recreations and garden. The staff were very helpful too. I strongly recommend a visit.
This museum was a big surprise! We had planned to visit the castle, and didn't even know that there was a museum on the premises. So we were delighted to explore this small but beautifully laid out and curated museum. The combination of fabulous armor...More