A dominant figure in the hillside of Houki Town

Oni Museum and Oni Ko Land 

Photographer | Takuma Kimura

 

If you happen to be in Houki Town, Tottori Prefecture or perhaps on your way to Tottori Flower Park, you will certainly see a gigantic statue perched upon a building with a bright red Shinto gate in front of it. The statue is an oni or “demon”, a figure popular in both traditional Japanese folklore and popular culture. This particular demon guards the entrance to the Oni Museum and Oni Ko Land.

The museum hosts multi-media images related to the history of oni and displays a varied collection of eye-catching masks and statues. The entrance fee is 500 yen for adults and 200 yen for children.

Paired with the museum is Oni Ko Land (Oni Child Land). It is a large playground full of incredibly long roller slides, a miniature locomotive and climbing forts. General admission is free but some attractions require a fee.

Oni Ko Land is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm from April to November. It is closed from December to March and on Tuesdays and national holidays throughout the year. If a national holiday falls on a Tuesday, the playground will be closed the following day.

Access: Oni Museum and Oni Ko Land are accessible by taxi from Mizoguchi Station on the Sannin train line.

Cancellation Policy

1) Detailed tour information & conditions will be given after application is made; please read and confirm the final itinerary before the departure date.
2) Reservations: Fill out the application contact form; application is complete upon payment. Reservations accepted by phone, mail, fax, online, or other communicative methods. The contract is not valid at time of reservation; the customer will be asked to submit an application form and payment within 3 days from time of reservation. If application form and payment are not submitted within the term, the reservation shall be considered void.
3) Items not included in tour price: Transportation costs not included in itinerary, optional tour fees, excess baggage fees, any fees of a personal nature (phone bills, meal costs, etc.) Items excluded from the tour will be stated in the tour information.
4) Cancellation fees: When the application is cancelled by the customer or when payment has not been made by the specified date, Ryobi Tours shall receive a percentage of the per person tour fee as a cancellation fee, or a penalty fee. Differences in room charges that result from one person in a group cancelling shall be charged to the participating person(s).

Cancellation Date Up to 21 days prior 20-8 days prior 7-2 days prior Day prior to start of tour Day of tour After start of tour/non-participation with no contact
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