The Philatelic Culture Museum

Learn about Japan's postal service through this intriguing exhibition of stamps

Learn about Japan's postal service through this intriguing exhibition of stamps

This museum permanently exhibits standard stamps and commemorative stamps issued in the last 140 years since the postal service has been established all the way to the present. Many unique items are exhibited including the fist stamp issued in Japan called “Ryubun” stamp, hand-carved stamp, which is considered to be the most important stamp in Japan, and actual work instruments used for the postal service. You would enjoy fascinating stamps and culture of the postal service including many special exhibitions held for a limited time at all times inside the museum built in “earthen walled warehouse style” with a great taste of Edo period.

Information

Address
663-3 Arimacho, Kita-ku, Kobe City, Hyogo 651-1401
Access
10-minute walk from Arima Onsen Station
Phone
078-904-0024
Hours
10:00-16:00 (last entry 15:30)
Holidays
Tuesdays (closed the following day if Tuesday is a public holiday)
※The museum may be temporarily closed for the purpose of organizing and preparing for exhibitions. Please contact the establishment for more information.
Admission
Adults 500 yen
Middle and high school students 200 yen
Elementary school students and younger free
Website
http://www.kitte-museum-arima.jp/english/index.html