Hirota Ruins Museum


A facility that provides a guide to the Hirota Ruins (a national historic site). It also exhibits the Hirota Ruins Artifacts (national important cultural property). The Hirota Ruins are a mass grave from around the end of the Yayoi period (c. 300 BC to 300 AD) to the 7th century. People dressed in shell accessories across their bodies were buried in the graveyard. You can try making the shell accessories from those ancient times in the museum. Free Wi-Fi is available.

TEL +81-997-24-4811
2571 Hirayama, Minamitane-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima
Admission fee
Adults (high school students and older): 300 yen
Junior high school students and younger: Free
Tour discount available (20 people or more): 250 yen
Opening hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Irregular closed days
Every Monday (The following Tuesday if the Monday is a public holiday)
However, the museum is open every day in August
New Year’s holidays (December 29 to January 3)
*The museum temporarily closes and opens when there are rocket launches