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.
Regions
West
Themes
Culture & Art
Address 高知県高岡郡四万十町打井川685−1
Telephone Number 0880-29-3678
Emailkappakan@kisotengai.jp
OpenMarch to October: 10:00am to 6:00pm
November to February: 10:00am to 5:00pm
※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●High school age and up: 500 yen
●Elementary/Junior high school age: 300 yen
●Preschool age children: Free
Directions●Approx. 30mins by car from Shimanto Chuo IC
●Alight at Utsuigawa Station on the JR Yodo Line, then walk for approx. 40mins
●Take a Kitahara Kanko Bus from JR Taisho or Utsuigawa Station (only avilable on Sandays and holidays )
Website Website
Map Code466 889 117*11

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