Connecting Past and Present Knowledge of Infectious Diseases to the Future
The new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has brought back memories of our repeated past battles against infectious diseases in the past.
Since the beginning of history, many infectious diseases have emerged and killed countless numbers of people. Modern medicine has progressed along with the knowledge and efforts of human beings to overcome infectious diseases, and has conquered many of them.
However, since the mid-20th century, new infectious diseases have emerged one after another that have posed a new threat to us all, and unknown infectious diseases will likely emerge in the future. Under these circumstances, what can each of us do? We should act appropriately based on the correct knowledge of the infectious disease.
This museum is a place to gain that knowledge and learn about our experience of infectious diseases that have been built up over the past decades, as well as progress that may be made in the coming years. A new step toward understanding infectious diseases will begin today at this museum.
July 1, 2022
Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Foundation
- Opening Hours
April – October / 9:00 – 17:30
November – March / 9:00 – 16:30
Ticket counter closes 30 min
prior to museum closure
- Closing Period
- December 1 – March 15
- Time required
- 20 – 30 minutes
(over 15 years old)600yen
(6 – 14 years old)300yen
(over 20 persons)
(over 15 years old)500yen
(6 – 14 years old)200yen
Common Admission Fee with the Main Museum
(over 15 years old)1300yen
(6 – 14 years old)600yen
(over 20 persons)
(over 15 years old)1100yen
(6 – 14 years old)450yen
Footpaths to the Understanding of Infectious Diseases (Room 1)
- The Dawn of Modern Medicine
- What are Infectious Diseases?
- Development in the treatment of Infectious Diseases
- Message Theater “Past,Present and Future of Infectious Diseases”
- Battle against Infectious Diseases
- Vaccination, the best tool for ending Infectious Diseases epidemics
- Future of Infectious Diseases
- Conference room, Restroom
You can enjoy the Wi-Fi audio guide service to hear descriptions the exhibits on your smartphone or other device.
- In case you use JR, please transfer to the Ban-Etsu-West Line at Koriyama Station on the Tohoku Shinkansen Line and get off at Inawashiro Station. From Inawashiro Station, it is approximately 10 minutes by bus or 6 minutes by taxi.
- In case you use a car, get off at the Inawashiro Bandaikogen Int erchange on the Ban-Etsu Expressway toward Aizuwakamatsu, and take Route 49 for about 5 minutes.
Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Infectious Disease Museum
81 Maeda, Mitsuwa, Inawashiro-machi, Yama-gun,
Fukushima-ken, 969-3284 Japan
Tel : (81)-242-65-2319 Fax : (81)-242-65-2500
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org