Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall (島津創業記念資料館)

Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall is a museum of Shimazu family history, opened by Shimadzu Corporation in 1975 on the centennial anniversary of its foundationto commemorate its founder Genzo SHIMAZU. It consists of the south building (built in 1888) and the north building (built in 1894), which together were the Shimazus's home and the laboratory when the company was founded, and both are preserved now. Both buildings are designated as Registered Tangible Cultural Properties (registered in December 1999).

It displays not only writings and instruments, but exhibits panels related to Koichi TANAKA, a Nobel Award winner, as well.

Location and access
Location: Kiyamachi Street Nijo Street sagaru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the Kyoto City Subway Tozai Line, or Sanjo Station on the Keihan Electric Railway
"Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae" bus stop of the Kyoto City Bus, or "Kawaramachi Oike" bus stop of the Kyoto Bus

Opening hours: 9:30 - 17:00; closed Wednesdays and during the New Year holidays.

[Original Japanese]