Meiro no Machi and MeiPAM
Encounter yokai in a complex maze of alleyways
Walk for 15 minutes from Tonosho Port and you’ll find an area called Meiro no Machi (Maze Town). This complex maze of alleyways was created about 700 years ago to protect island residents from pirates who were active in the Seto Inland Sea, as well as strong ocean winds.
In one corner of Meiro no Machi, buildings from the Meiji period, including warehouses for kimono and soy sauce vendors and letterpress printing factories, have been transformed into the five galleries of MeiPAM Yokai Art Museum. Yokai are supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore, and here you can encounter over 800 yokai that have been collected from all over the world. Immerse yourself in the world of yokai as you listen to the audio guide.
|Open||10 a.m.–6 p.m. (last entry 4 p.m.)|
|Admission Fee||Adult ¥2,900
Middle school ¥1,450
Child (elementary school or younger) Free