Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum

About Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum

Awaji Ningyo Joruri prospered greatly during the Edo period with the protection of Hachisuka, the lord of the Tokushima domain. There was the above puppet theater.
However, after that, it gradually decreased, and now the activity is “ Awaji Puppet Theatre "It's just one seat.
This museum received a set of dolls and tools from the prestigious "Ichimura Rokunojoza" of Awaji Puppet Joruri, which had been suspended in the mid-1965s, and in 1990, the birthplace of Awaji dolls (Edo). It opened in (Mijo Village) of the era.

Opening hours

10: 00-17: 00

closing day

Every Monday (open on Mondays on public holidays), the day after the national holiday, and the year-end and New Year holidays

Admission fee



Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum
TEL / FAX 0799-42-5115
880 Sanjo, Minamiawaji City, 656-0475 (2nd floor, Central Public Hall Library)
Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum Official Page(In Minamiawaji City HP)


When using a car
● From Honshu / Approximately 12 minutes (10km) from "Sumoto IC" on the Kobe Awaji Naruto Expressway
● From Shikoku / Approximately 7 minutes (5.5km) from the Kobe Awaji Naruto Expressway "Seidan-Mihara IC"
When using public transportation
● 12 minutes walk (1km) from Awaji Kotsu route bus "City" (west of Minamiawaji City Mihara Government Building)
For those arriving by large bus
The parking lot of the Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum is located behind the former Mihara Government Building of Minamiawaji City Hall. Enter the intersection of Route 28 "Aoki Nishi" to the north (Seven-Eleven side), turn left at the intersection in front of the former Mihara Government Building of Minamiawaji City Hall, and go around to the back of the old Government Building.

Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum Souvenirs

The Awaji Ningyo Joruri Museum sells various original goods of Awaji Ningyo Joruri. It is also recommended to commemorate your visit.

Product nameprice
Awaji Ningyo Joruri Irohagaruta (with commentary, boxed)1,000 yen
Great for interiors! Awaji Doll Japanese Tenugui
500 yen
Photo postcard300 yen
Blessed prints (Mr. Ebisu, Mr. Daikoku)100 yen
Hiroya Taniguchi Art work Oil painting / silk screen print
10 sets of duplicate postcards (*)
1000 yen
Ryuzo Hirano Art work Oil painting reproduction Postcard100 yen
Ryuzo Hirano500 yen

* Hiroya Taniguchi Art work Duplicate postcards are also sold in bulk. (100 yen per sheet)