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Learn about the lives of the bokka

Learn about the lives of the bokka

Located along the Salt Trail

  • Learn about the lives of the bokka
  • Located along the Salt Trail

Salt Trail Museum

Museum dedicated to the Historic Salt Trail
Located in a repurposed farm house deep in the heart of the Nechi Valley, this museum features a collection of over 2,100 items are on display here and include tools used by the ‘bokka‘ porters who carried goods along the Salt Trail. These bokka were mostly peasant farmers of the Nechi Valley who made a living during the winter months by carrying large heavy packs loaded with salt and other goods bound for markets in Matsumoto.

The collection of tools and other artifacts found here are registered as a Nationally Important Cultural Property of Japan.

Address552 Yamaguchi, Itoigawa
Contact Info025-558-2202
Business Hours9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Days ClosedClosed Mondays / Closed in Winter (Nov - Apr)
Parking & Transit InfoLimited Parking / 25 min drive from Itoigawa Station / 5 min walk from Yamaguchi Bus Stop (Nechi Line)