Saiku (斎宮) is a term that defines the temple belonging to Saio (斎王), queen chosen among the women of the Japanese royal family when a new emperor is appointed to take care of Ise Jingu, and Saikuryo (斎宮寮), administrative office where Saio’s employees work.
How about getting up close to the importance of this cultural heritage and learning history in a fun way?
The Saiku Historical Museum (Saiku Rekishi Hakubutsukan – 斎宮歴史博物館) has prepared explanatory pamphlets in English, Chinese (simplified and traditional) and Korean.
Simplified Chinese: https://www.bunka.pref.mie.lg.jp/saiku/p0048200027.htm
Traditional Chinese: https://www.bunka.pref.mie.lg.jp/saiku/p0048200052.htm
9:30am to 5pm (last admission at 4:30pm)
Every Monday (in case it falls on a holiday, the closing day will be the next day)
And aso during the End of Year and New Year Holidays (December 29 to January 3)
* There may be changes on closed days so please be aware of the changes.
|Type||Rates per person||Rates for groups (20 persons and more)|
|Elementary, High school students||Free||Free|
* Other fees may apply during times of special exhibitions.