Built in Taisho 9 (1920), the museum, which resides in what was once a tax office, is a combination of modern and retro. The museum is divided into corners introducing exhibits on “water”, “history”, “skills” and “Gujo Odori”. Use Hakurankan as a starting point for exploring the beautiful castle district and Gujo- Hachinman on foot.
If you make a reservation, the parking fee will be free for 3 hours from entry.
Please make a reservation.
※Please make bus parking reservations in advance.
Gujo-Hachiman Hakurankan has three areas of permanent exhibitions. The history of Gujo and present Gujo are introduced with the three themes of “The blessed water”, “Historical town” and “Traditional local crafts”
Gujo Odori Demonstration
Hakurankan holds Gujo Odori Demonstration everyday. Staffs in Yukata introduce simply the contents and the secret stories about all 10 types of dances.
Museum Gift Shop "Harukoma”
The gift shop has a lot of specialty products of Gujo. Please get products found only in Gujo as trip memory. We have many local brand products.
Odori Demonstration on the stage
It is the only facility in Japan where you can experience Gujo-Odori dance all the year round.
Gujo Odori, which is one of the top three major Japanese folk songs and dances in Japan, has 400 years of history and is very famous for being the longest dance period in Japan.
The festival is held everyday for a period of thirty-three festive nights from mid-July to the beginning of September, but it starts from 8 p.m., so it can hardly be seen except the nights in summer.
Gujo-Hachiman Hakurankan is the only facility where you can see the demonstration of historical Gujo-odori dance all the year round.