The Naito Memorial Hall was built on the site where the western citadel of the Nobeoka Castle (the Nobeoka Naito Family Palace) was formerly situated. The museum houses many precious materials which tell the history of Nobeoka's feudal clan, through Noh masks, calligraphy and pictures which are exhibited. When you step in to the beautiful Japanese landscaped garden at the Naito Memorial Hall, you can seek comfort and quiet simplicity. You can enjoy a clear pond and artificial small hills with specially shaped stones. At the back of the garden there is a thatched roof tea house named "Seishi-An", which expresses the feeling and soul of the tea ceremony.
Admission to the museum is free.
Opening hours: 9:00am-5:00pm. The museum is closed from December 31 to January 3.
The museum possesses 66 Noh masks which were donated by the Naito Family. Amongst them, as many as 30 masterpieces by six Noh mask artists are included, who were conferred the title of "Tenkaichi" (the best in the world at their craft). They date back from between the Momoyama Era to the beginning of the Edo Era. The collection of Noh masks is extremely valuable in Japan.
Approximately 5 minutes by car from JR Nobeoka Station.
Naito Memorial Hall
255-1 Tenjin-Koji Nobeoka City Miyazaki Prefecture