In July, 1984 three-hundred and fifty-eight bronze swords were discovered in Hikawa Town, Shimane Prefecture.
These were followed by the discovery of sixteen bronze halberds and six bronze bells in 1985.
All these items were designated as National Treasures in 1988.
Due to this discovery, the Izumo Region was confirmed to have been a very active region in the ancient days.
The Kojindani Ruins were viewed as having much historical value for learning about that past and they became a key to understanding the Japan's ancient history.
The museum exhibits a powerful collection of images called "Excavation Documents" that show the discovery site, as well as replicas of the items that were excavated and information regarding the ruins as well as explanations of the mysteries still surrounding the site.
- 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
- Tuesdays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
- Year-end and New Year's holidays
Access / Public Transport
- 20 minutes taxi ride from JR Izumoshi Station
- 5 minutes taxi ride from JR Shobara Station *You need to make a call to the company (0120-270-336 or 0853-72-0336).
- 50 minutes walk from JR Shobara Station