The Katano City Education and Culture Hall was built as a bank in 1929. After the merger of banks in 1942, the building was donated to Katano Cho, which was a former town government of Katano City Council. The town government moved to Kisabe district in 1970, and the building decided to be used as the Katano City Education and Culture Hall and the Kuraji library.
The library move to the next building in 1998, and the Katano City Museum of History and Folklore opened in the 1st floor of the hall in 2004.
The museum houses a number of artifacts from the ancient period to present. Some of them were found from the Katano’s remains. It is the best place to learn history of Japan.
The museum also made a DVD (title: Katano no Rekishi) and playing cards for introducing history of Katano. You can visibly touch on Katano’s history and culture via the DVD and playing cards.
If you need the experienced guidance, voluntary archivists act as a museum guide for you. For more information, please enquire of the museum office.
The Katano City Museum of History and Folklore
Katano City Education and Culture Hall is a 5-minute walk from Minami Kuraji Bus Stop of Keihan Bus.
9-21 Kuraji 6 Chome Katano City
Open hours are:
10:00 a.m. ~ 17:00 p.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Bank holidays, the end-of-year and the-new-year
How to get to Katano City Education and Culture Hall
It is a 5-minute walk from Keihan Minami Kuraji Bus Stop.