Kaiyodo Kappa Museum

海洋堂かっぱ館(Kaiyodo Kappakan)
Meet the mythical creature known as Kappa!
“Kappa” are among one of the most well-known mythical creatures in Japan. All across the country, there are various legends about the Kappa dating back hundreds of years.
Kappa are said to have green bodies about the size of a child, small beaks, turtle shells on their backs, and a plate on the top of their heads. Believed to inhabit areas around rivers or ponds, it is said that they play tricks on those who go swimming near the kappa's homes. They love cucumbers and are even said to be good at sumo.

To meet these creepy yet adorable creatures, you should pay a visit to the Kaiyodo Kappa Museum. About 1300 high quality kappa creations are on display here. Located in the forested mountains near the Shimanto River, it's the perfect place to have an encounter with one of these mythical creatures.
The museum also has an activity corner and original goods on offer.
Culture & Art
Address 高知県高岡郡四万十町打井川685-1 (685-1, Utsuigawa, Shimanto Town, Takaoka Gun, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0880-29-3678
OpenMarch to October: 10:00-18:00
November to February: 10:00-17:00
*Last entry is 30mins before closing time
ClosedTuesdays (If Tuesday is a public holiday, then the following Wednesday)
December 28 to January 1
※Open every day during summer holidays (fourth week of July until the end of August)
Price●Age 16 and over : 500 yen
●Between age 7 and 15 : 300 yen
●Age 6 and under : Free
*Price includes taxes
DirectionsAbout 30 min drive from Shimantocho-chuo IC on Kochi Expressway
Website Website
Map Code466 889 117*11

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