The Fukushima Prefectural Museum (, Fukushima Kenritsu Hakubutsukan) in Aizu has an extensive permanent exhibition that illustrates Japan's entire history, stretching from archaeological finds from the Jomon Period (300 BC) to artifacts of daily life in the 1950s. The building is big and spacious, allowing the museum to feature quite large and impressive displays.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, there is space devoted to hosting varying temporary exhibitions that pass through. The Fukushima Museum presents an interesting and informative survey of Japanese history and culture, as well as the particularities of Fukushima Prefecture. A thorough English pamphlet is available which explains most of the permanent exhibition.


Fukushima Prefectural Museum stands just outside the outer moats of Tsuruga Castle Park. The closest stop of the Aizu Loop Bus is "Tsurugajo Sannomaru" (20 minutes from Aizu-Wakamatsu Station) just outside the museum.

How to get to and around Aizu

Hours and Fees


9:30 to 17:00 (admission until 16:30)


Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a national holiday); days following national holidays (except Saturdays or Sundays); December 28 to January 4


280 yen (permanent exhibition)