Shiobara Monogatari-kan (Imagination Archives)

Address 747 Shiobara, Nasushiobara
Phone 0287-32-4000
Store hours April to November 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
December to March 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Many men of letters visited Shiobara mainly in Meiji and Taisho eras. They saw the beautiful but deep and rugged nature and valley in Shiobara, were touched by them, and loved Shiobara. The rich natural surroundings with water and forests still heals the souls of visitors today, and has been creating various tales. Please visit and feel the interactions between these men of letters and Shiobara behind their literature. This museum is for those who want to learn about "Shiobara."

Special information

*Tourist information corner

 General tourist information such as tourist spots, restaurants and hot springs in Shiobara Hot Springs is provided.

*Rakuichi market

 Items unique to Shiobara and simple handmade souvenirs are on sale.

*Produce stand, fresh produce market

 Fresh vegetables and wild mountain vegetables including Shiobara's proud highland vegetables are on sale.

*Footbath with hot spring

 You can use the footbath using the hot spring water which comes directly from the spring in the premise of Shiobara Imagination Archives.

*Keikan butai (Stage with the view of the river)

 A riverside viewing spot which can be used as an event stage.

*Atelier for history and literature (museum with archive)

 You can see how men of letters encountered Shiobara behind the literary works.

*Cafe restaurant "Lamp"

 Delicious dishes are served here.

*Kurenai Suspension Bridge

 This is a famous site of fresh greenery and autumn foliage on the other side of Shiobara Imagination Archives.



Admission for the museum

Adult: 300 yen

Elementary & junior high school students/65 and older/the challenged: 200 yen

Group of 20 or more people: discounted admission