Monday, October 24, 2011

Philippine-Japanese Historical Museum

Philippine-Japanese Historical Museum

This museum features a rich collection of several pieces of artifacts dating from various periods in the history of Davao City; from the earliest historical accounts and records of Japanese settlers who came to Davao to work in abaca plantations, to the community life and times before and during the Second World War, and beyond it including the various tools which they used in the abaca plantations. There were about 20,000 or so Japanese in Davao at the time. Both student and tourist will see and learn the profound cultural effect on the city and its history.

Inside the Museum

There are several interesting vintage pieces of tools and implements which were used by the Japanese in the abaca plantations, as well as a large collection of Japanese coins, bills, and currencies; books, and publications; and the Furu, a traditional Japanese bath among the many other items on display at the Museum.


Other Japanese Traditional Dress

Samurai and other war materials

Household items

Radio Stereo phonograph



Farm Tools 

Farm Tools

Various Philippine Currencies

Old Japanese Coins

Dental Equipment

Various Old Bottles

Traditional Japanese Doll

How to get to the Philippine-Japanese Historical Museum

The museum is located along De Lara Street in Calinan District, Davao City and is easily accessible by private and public transportation. Several buses bound to Calinan at the Bankerohan Public Market, or at the San Pedro Street Extension stop at the Calinan Public Market from where visitors can seek information on the  location of the museum.

Contact Information

Philippine-Japanese Historical Museum
De Lara Street, Calinan, Davao City
Tel (082)295-0221


  1. it's so nice to know that Philippines has it's own museum of those Japanese historical memories.

  2. how come you're able to take pics when camera is not allowed inside the museum? you can be sued for this.

  3. I'm sorry about my previous comment, I was being harsh. You need not publish it, and this one, either. But please check if posting pictures of the museum is allowed.

    Thank you for featuring the place in your blog, anyway. I have affinity for curators, and that was the reason why I was taken aback when I saw the photos.

    Again, my apologies.

  4. how much is the entrance fee?


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