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Kawasaki City Board of Education Administrative Office, Cultural Properties Division, Place Name Reference Room

Kawasaki City Board of Education Administrative Office, Cultural Properties Division, Place Name Reference Room

The place name reference room is a facility that collects, stores, and publishes books, maps, etc. related to place names. It was opened in 1996 in the Kawasaki City Lifestyle and Culture Center "Tekuno Kawasaki" in Mizonokuchi, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki. With a focus on topography from all over Japan (prefectural history, (historical) county magazines, municipal history, etc.), there is a collection of over 60,000 pieces of literature, historical materials, maps, etc. all related to place names. As a facility specializing in place names which is rare in Japan, it holds lectures and fieldwork related to this field.

Essential Information

Hours

9am–4:30pm

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Suggested duration

45m

Closed Mondays, national holidays, Year-end and New Year's holidays
Costs

Free entrance

Access

JR Nanbuu Line Musashi-Mizonokuchi Station/Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line Mizonokuchi Station

Facilities
  • Wheelchair friendly

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