Information on the Yutoku Inari Shrine
Yutoku Inari Shrine

Yutoku Museum


the Yutoku Museum

The Yutoku Museum displays historical, artistic, folkloric, and other artifacts to devout worshippers from all over Japan, numbering several million each year, as well as general visitors. Its ultimate aim is to contribute to the improvement of social and school education through its activities.



9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (open throughout the year)

Entrance fee

  Fee Group fee (*)
Adult 300 yen 200 yen
Student 200 yen 100 yen
Child (7-15) 100 yen 50 yen
* Fee for a group of at least 20 people

Permanent Exhibition

the Yutoku Museum
  • Artifacts donated by Yutokuin
  • Precious artifacts from the Yutoku Inari Shrine
  • Armor and helmets left by the lords of the domain of Kashima
  • Artistic swords, ceramics, paintings, and Kashima brocades


February 1955 The Yutoku Museum was established to exhibit precious objects from the Yutoku Inari Shrine and local archaeological finds.
March 1957 An art museum was established in the Yutoku Inari Shrine's Fugaien garden on the occasion of the Saga Industrial and Tourism Exhibition. After the art museum's closing, the shrine took it over to expand the Yutoku Museum.
February 1968 A new, reinforced, one-story concrete building was constructed.
April 1971 The reinforced concrete building was extensively reconstructed to one with a site area of 5,639 m2 and a floor space of 620 m2.
November 1974 As a result of the construction of a repository of archaeological finds, the floor space expanded to 633 m2.