Visitor Information

10:00am - 7:00pm

Statue of Griffis and Kusakabe along the Asuwa River

Musuem closes at 6pm from 12/1 to the end of February
Entry permitted up to 30 minutes before closing
New Year's Holiday (12/28~1/4)
Free Admittance!
3-5-4, Chūō, Fukui-shi, Fukui-ken 910-0006
Phone: 0776-50-2911  Email:
Map to the Griffis Museum
Map to the Griffis Museum
For those using JR West
Walk 10-15 minutes from Fukui Station
Keifuku Bus
Board at Fukui Station West Plaza, bus towards Undo Kouen or the Shimizu Green Line. Get off at Katamachi Iriguchi and walk south towards Sakurabashi
By Community "Smile" Bus
Take the bus towards Terute and Asuwa and get off at Hama-machi (next to the museum)
By car
15 minutes from the Hokuriku Expressway Fukui I.C.(parking not available on location)
Fukuchari(Bicycle rental service)
 ¥200 for up to 4 hours of use
4+ hours to 1 day ¥500  
Bicycles can be rented and returned at multiple locations, including the Griffis Museum  
Please reference the website below for more details (Japanese - opens in new window)
Reserving Museum Space
Use of interior and outside space for special events or exhibtions is permitted with proper reservation. Please reference the documentation below for use information and contact our office to apply.

1st Floor, South Exhibtion Room

2nd Floor, South Exhibition Room

Nigiwai Plaza

Phone: 0776-50-2911
Guidlines for Use (Japanese)
Application (Japanese)
Adobe reader is required to download or view the application and guidelines.

The museum is located in Hama-machi, a historic disctrict of Fukui City nestled along the Asuwa River--which is lined with cherry blossoms in spring. Atagozaka is also a five minute walk away. There you will find the Fukui City Atagozaka Sado Art Museum and the Akemi Tachibana Literature Memorial Museum, as well as the Asuwa Mountain Park, where you will find ancient shrines and kofun burial mounds. A mountain steeped in history, at the base you will find the grave of Hashimoto Sanai, a samurai and reformist educator of the late Edo Period.

Fukui Castle once lied just to the east of the museum. Before the completion of nearby Saiwaibashi (Saiwai Bridge), samurai who lived to the south had to take small boats to cross the river.