Within Buddhist belief, this is one of the Buddhist images unique to the Esoteric Buddha "Myo-o". This is a statue of the guardian of the West, with its 4 remaining counterparts guarding the other directions of East, North, South and the center.
Excavated objects from the Yayoi to Kofun periods can be found here.
In front of the museum, an outline of a pit-house found within the grounds of Asuka-jinja Shrine can be seen.
The 2nd floor exhibits are mainly about the history of lumber and lumber processing industry that helped accelerate the modernization of Shingu City.
|Add||Asuka 1-2-28, Shingu [Google Maps]|
|Regular holiday||Mondays (if Monday is holiday, then the next day)|
|Parking Lot||20 spaces; free|
|Price||Adult 220 yen, Child 110 yen|
|Access||10 minutes on foot from JR Shingu station|