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Tokushima Prefectural Archives: Archives(資料館)


General Information

Tokushima Prefecutural Archives 
1 Mukodera Hachiman-cho Tokushima, Tokushima  770-8070
9:30-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Monday, Thursday of the third week (Tuesday if Monday is a holiday), New Years Holidays


About Tokushima Prefecutural Archives 

Tokushima Prefectural Archives was opened in 1959. The Archives collects and preserves documents and records from local government, photo images and maps from Tokushima as a castle town before the town was destroyed as a result of World War II.

Related Link(s)

The Tokushima Prefectural Archives is part of Bunka-no-Mori Comprehensive Park, an urban park created in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tokushima Prefecture. There are 6 buildings in the park: a library, museum, Ryuzo Torii Memorial Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Archives, and 21st Century Museum.

Summary of Collection(s)

Notable Collection(s): Historical documents and records from Tokushima prefecture.

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects different romanization system used by an individual institution.


Digital Collection(s)



JR Tokushima station (徳島駅):

  • By Bus:
    • #3, Please take Tokushima Shiei Bus (徳島市営バス): Destinstion Bunka no Mori  (文化の森)

    • Please get off at the last stop and walk to the archive (about 1minute).

How to Use the Facility

Visiting the Archives

Prior to the Visit:

  • For special collections and bulk reading, please contact the archive before you visit

Upon Arrival:

  • Please put your belongings in the locker.

  • Hours: 9:30-12:00, 13:00-16:30

  • Up to 10 items may be requested at a time.

  • Please fill out the reading material request (閲覧票 Etsuranhyō).

  • For old documentations in the envelopes, please return them in the envelopes.

  • For rare materials, please ask the staff for assistance.

  • Please let the staff know when you leave the reading room.


  • Photocopy services are provided in accordance with Japanese copyright laws.

  • Please refer to "文書館資料の複写について"

  • Copy Fee:
    • Black: 10 yen (B5-A3)
  • The following materials cannot be photo copied: 
    • Rare materials and old documents.  Please use a digital camera.
    • Please ask the staff for bulk copies and over-sized material.

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