The Japan Oni Cultural Museum is appropriately located at the foot of the Oeyama mountain range, home to the most notorious "oni" (demon or ogre) in Japan, Shuten Doji. The museum explains local folklore and has displays of both national and international oni masks and artifacts. There is a large collection of onigawara, or oni-shaped roof tiles, which were used on buildings throughout history. The surrounding area has parks, places for families to explore on foot, including small waterfalls, rivers, hiking paths, and of course, friendly oni all over the place!
- 909 Oe-cho Busshoji, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture
(2 hours from Kyoto / Osaka)
Get off at Fukuchiyama Station on the JR San'in Main Line. Transfer to the Kitakinki Tango Railway Miyafuku Line and head to Oe Station.
Get off at Fukuchiyama IC on the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway or Maizuru Oe IC on the Kyoto Transit Expressway. Take National Route 175 to Oemachi, Fukuchiyama City. Then take Prefectural Route 9 from National Route 175 toward Miyazu.
- Business Hours
- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission 4:30 p.m.)
Closed: Monday (If Monday is a national holiday, closed the next day)、New Year holidays (December 28th to January 4th)