Iida City Kawamoto Kihachiro Puppet Museum

Southern Nagano Area 飯田市川本喜八郎人形美術館


Iida’s 300 year history of bunraku puppetry has earned it the nickname, “Puppet Theater Town”. Drawing on this puppetry tradition, the city opened the Kawamoto Kihachiro Puppet Museum to help spur development in the town. Many examples of Japan’s master of puppet animation are on display, including ones he is best known for from NHK’s long running TV series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms (1982–84) and The Tale of the Heike (1993-94). These puppets are considered works of art as well as traditional crafts.


Iida City Kawamoto Kihachiro Doll Museum
Tel: 0265-23-3594 / Fax: 0265-52-3594
E-mail: kawamoto-puppet@city.iida.nagano.jp


Closed on Wedenesday


9:30 - 18:30


Adults : 400 yen

HS, JHS, ES : 200 yen

Location / Access

1-2, Honmachi, Iida City

By Train:
12 min walk or 5 min taxi ride from Iida Station (JR Iida Line)
By Car:
4 km / 8 min from Iida IC

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