In Wakasa Town there are many sites of ancient remains. Examples include the Torihama shell mound from the prehistoric Jomon Period, the Yuri remains in the Hasu River watershed, and the Kaminaka remains from the Kofun Period (250~538 AD) in the Kitagawa River watershed. These sites are well known both in domestically and internationally as representative examples of Japan’s distant historic heritage.
The Wakasa Rekishibunkakan (museum) exhibits relics unearthed from burial mounds believed to be the ancestral graves of the powerful Kashiwade-no-Omi family that once ruled Miketsunokuni Wakasa, a kingdom within the Kitagawa River area.
|Address||20-17 Ichiba, Wakasa-cho, Mikatakaminaka-gun, Fukui-pref.|
|Access||On Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway
12 min. drive from Wakasa-Kaminaka I.C. (via Pref. Route 22 and Route 27)
3 min. walk from JR Obama line Kaminaka Station.
|Opening Hours||09:00 to 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)|
|Closed Days||Closed on Tuesdays (or on the following day when the Tuesday is a national holiday), and over the year-end/New Year holidays.
*Also occasionally closed temporarily for building fumigation.
|Inquiries||Wakasa-town History and Culture Section Phone. 0770-62-2711|