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Shimada City Museum

There is an old Japanese song that ”even for a horse that can pass the Hakone mountains, it is difficult to cross the Oi River”. The Oi River was a difficult point of the Old Tokaido Highway, and it costs very much for travelers to cross the river. On the other hand, Shimada station of the Old Tokaido Highway was crowded with the people waiting for the allowance of the river crossing. Although the closed river was troublesome for travelers, the town of Shimada developed by this closed river, and this may be said as ”the culture of the closed river”. The regular exhibition of this museum features ”travel and travelers” under the question ”why do people travel?”, and introduces the history and culture of Shimada city, illustrating the scenes of the Oi River, Shimada station and the river crossing. There are occasional special exhibitions on the second floor.

Basic Information


Shimada City Museum

Postal Code



1652-1 Noda Shimada City

Operation Information/Charges

9:00 - 17:00

Regular Holidays/Closings

Mon, the next day of holiday, 29th Dec - 3rd Jan




Large Bus Parking


Number Of ordinary Cars


Number Of Large Buses



Large-size cars5car  Small-size cars30car

Equipment and Service in Facilities


Not allowed

Toilet Facilities


Free Wi-Fi


Mt. Fuji Viewpoint

Not available

Eating & Drinking

Not available


If coming by the Tokai Shinkansen:

Shizuoka Station
(Route) JR Shimada station --> walk 10 min

Corona measures

  • list_icon Measures to secure interpersonal distance
  • list_icon Installation of finger disinfection equipment
  • list_icon Wearing a mask (employee)
  • list_icon Disinfection of facilities
  • list_icon Shielding with acrylic board or transparent vinyl curtain
  • list_icon Paper towel

Universal Design

  • Automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Automatic doors at entrance
  • Stair rails
  • Combined elevator for general public/wheelchairs
  • Toilet with handrails
  • Multi-purpose toilet
  • Diaper changing area
  • Wheelchair rental

Foreign Languages Spoken



Foreign Language Explanation, Notes

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