Welcome to Bhutan Museum in Fukui, Japan

 The Bhutan Museum was inaugurated in Fukui City in November 2012.

 Bhutan has been carried out its policy using GNH (Gross National Happiness) as the national index. This index is, so to speak, the national guideline for the people across generations to feel greater happiness.

 The NPO named Koufuku no Kuni (which means Land of Happiness) was founded as an organization that plans, advances and manages the museum by volunteers who want to develop friendship and the cooperation between Japan and Bhutan on the basis of the concept mentioned above.

 In order to aim for the goal, the NPO will introduce the culture and the history of Bhutan to Japanese people as accurately as possible, so that the people will have deeper understanding about Bhutan. The goal of the organization includes our contribution to the development of the local communities where the people can feel greater happiness. 

 In July 2020, the Bhutan Museum relocated from the central part of Fukui City to a rural area, Shikadani-Cho in Katsuyama City.

Summary of Bhutan Museum

 Organization  Authorized Non-Profit Organization “Kofuku-no-Kuni”
 Office Address  Shikadani-cho Hota, Katsuyama-shi, Fukui, 911-0884   Japan.
 Telephone   (TEL) + 81 779 64 5278   (FAX) + 81 779 64 5279
 Email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Openning Hour  11:00 to 17:00
 Closing Days  Monday,  End Year's days and New Year's days (informed  in other way)
 Admission fee  Free
 Access  Shown below


  1. (On foot) Get off at Hossaka Station which is the second nearest station from the terminal station named Katsuyama on the Katsuyama-Eiheiji Line of the Echizen Railway  and walk about 5 minutes along the No.168 road.
  2. (By car) Exit the Chubu Jukan Expressway Katsuyama Interchange and drive for a few minutes.


Map around the Museum



 Photos of Bhutan Museum 

a front view of the museum


a back view of the museum


a view of the first floor in the museum


a view of the second floor in the museum



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