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  • See & Do
  • Eastern Area

Mashiko Yuwakan Gozasho (imperial chamber) and Peace Gallery

Mashiko Yuwakan was originally established in Meiji 15 (1882) in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture as the Nanma Hotel. His Majesty the Emperor Emeritus stayed there during the war as evacuating school children when he was Crown Prince . The Gozasho, where he heard the Imperial Rescript on the Termination of the War over the The Jewel Voice Broadcast at the end of the war, remains to this day.

The Mashiko-ware pottery kiln in Mashiko was relocated to its current location in Showa 48 (1973), and was donated to the town in Heisei 28 (2016).
The building was renovated and re-opened as Mashiko Yuwakan with the hope to pass on the value of this building not only as a town treasure, but also as a national treasure to future generations.
Currently, the Peace Gallery is exhibiting newspapers from the end of the war and panels showing the relationship between Tochigi Prefecture and the Imperial Family. In the Gozasho, which retains the appearance of those days, the full audio of the The Jewel Voice Broadcast is available to be listened.

※Masaiko Yuwakan has been renovated while keeping the original charm of the time it was built, so there are steep stairs and steps.
Please be aware that the facilities are not barrier-free. We thank you for your understanding.

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Basic Information

Address 〒321-4217 4264-8 Mashiko, Haga Disgtrict, Tochigi Prefecture
Telephone Number ■For inquiries regarding the Peace Gallery  Mashiko Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Phone 0285-72-8846
■For inquiries regarding accommodation  Mashiko Yuwakan Phone 0285-81-5582
Website http://www.town.mashiko.tochigi.jp/page/page002305.html
Business Hours 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Peace Gallery)
Days Closed for Business Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Price 100 yen(Free for Yuwakan Guests)
DIRECTIONS Take the Moka Railway and get off at Mashiko Station. It is about 7 minutes away by taxi. Alternatively, take the bus from JR Utsunomiya Station for about 60 minutes and get off at Mashiko Sankokan Iriguchi. It is about a 15 minute walk away.
Map Code 39 179 247*61

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