The Yamanashi Prefectural Archaeological Museum was established in 1982 and is located in the historic park Kai Fudoki-no-Oka/ Sone Kyuryo Park, which includes Kai Choshi-zuka tumulus (c. 4th century AD, National Historic Site), Maruyama-zuka tumulus (c. 5th century AD), and Burial Mounds of Yayoi Period (c. 400BC-3rd century AD). You can learn the history of Yamanashi Prefecture through over 1,500 archaeological artifacts dating from the Paleolithic age to the modern era. The collection of this museum includes masterpieces of the Middle Jomon period (c. 3,500-2,500 BC) found at Tonobayashi, Ichinosawa, Sakenomiba, Andoji, and Kaidomae C sites. Some of them are designated National Important Cultural Properties.
Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a public holiday)
The day following a holiday (except Sundays and public holidays)
December 29th to January 1st
From the second Tuesday in January (the third Tuesday if this day is January 8) to the following Monday
Permanent exhibition 210 yen (170 yen for groups of 20 or more)
Entry is free for high school age and below, those 65 years old and over (only the permanent exhibition is free for people from outside the prefecture), and those in possession of a disability certificate.
Various other discounts are also available.
130 regular-sized vehicles
6 large-sized vehicles
Take the Yamanashi Kotsu bus bound for Toyotomi (via Nakamichi-bashi) from the JR Kofu Station South Exit Bus Terminal and get off at the "Kenritsu Koko Hakubutsukan (Prefectural Museum of Archeology)" bus stop.
Take the Chuo Kosoku Bus (via Kofu-minami) from the Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal that is directly accessed from the JR Shinjuku Station New South Exit and get off at the "Nakamichi" bus stop.