Museum / Science Museum Spots in Fukushima Area

  • Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum
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    4.0
    93 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Iwakishi Joubanyumotomachi Mukaida 3-1
    The Iwaki Coal & Fossil Museum is dedicated to fossils and to the history of the coal-mining industry. There are displays of many precious fossils from all over the world, with the centerpiece being the Futabasaurus suzukii plesiosaur skeleton that was discovered in the Futaba Town of Iwaki City. The coal exhibition area has displays on the history of coal’s use as a fuel, focusing on the coal that used to be mined in the Iwaki region, and on the history of coal-mining. This part of the Museum includes a very authentic reproduction of part of a coal mine, which was used as a filming location for the movie “Hula Girls.”

    Some English explanations exist, so that foreigner can also enjoy. If you are sort of freak on something scientific this is the place you should visit. Scientifically coal and fossil are almost the...

  • Koriyama City Fureai Science Center (Space park)
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    4.0
    60 Reviews
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    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Ekimae 2-11-1
    A science museum covering floors 20th to 23rd of the high rise Big-I building in Ekimae 2-home, Koriyama City. The museum is made up of multiple areas including the Exhibition Zone where you can learn about space with a variety of hands-on exhibitions including a simulated experience of the moon's gravity. There's also the observation lobby and a Railroad Area with a huge train diorama. On the top floor is a planetarium with a state-of-the-art projector which can display nearly 650,000 stars including the Milky Way. It holds the Guinness World Record for the World's Highest Planetarium (104.25 meters).

    Superb 360 degree view from the top, lots of interesting space exhibits and hands on things to have a go at. The G force sphere is fun so long as you dont have motion sickness! Have a go at what it...

  • Fukushima Museum
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Joutoumachi 1-25
    A museum located in Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. The museum presents the history and culture of Fukushima from the Paleolithic to the modern day. The museum is divided into people, nature, archeology, history, art, and exhibition spaces. The museum also holds special exhibitions and provides visitors with the chance to try on historical folk costumes. The museum is frequently used for school field trips.

    This museum displays the ancient history of the area from stone age to post WWII, some geology and some dynasour time artifacts. Displays are pretty nice. The buildjng architecture creates space and...

  • Mt. Bandai Eruption Memorial Hall
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Yamagunkitashiobaramura Hibara Kengamine 1093-36
    A museum dedicated to Mt. Bandai located in Kitashiobara Village, Yama County, Fukushima Prefecture. Visitors can vicariously experience the 1888 eruption of Mt. Bandai via a giant model in the museum. The museum also displays various items and materials about and from the time of the eruption, in addition to presenting the history of Mt. Bandai and the plants and animals which live there. Visited by large numbers of families, the museum holds nature watching and other events several times a year.

    Some interesting artefacts, especially a model of the worlds first seismometer. Some interactive sections as well. Worth a visit if nearby.

  • Fukushima Mori no Kagaku Taiken Center (Mushitec World)
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Fukushima Sukagawa-shi Nijinodai 100
    "This insect-themed science museum is located about 13 kilometers from Sukagawa Interchange on the Tohoku Expressway. It features hands-on exhibits that teach visitors about the ecology of insects, the ecosystem, and the fun of science. The museum offers a variety of programs that require a reservation such as their ""Field Work"" program, which includes activities such as nature observation and crafting items with natural materials. Other programs that do not require a reservation include the ""Mini Experiment Lab"" as well as live experiment shows intended to inspire interest in science. The Sukagawa Flight Academy, which features flight simulators that allow visitors to experience what it is like to pilot an aircraft, is also popular."

    入場券大人400円・小学生100円です。 サイエンスショーは1日に数回行われ、科学実験などは予約をすれば無料で受けられます。 かいこがたくさんいます。 触ることもできますので、虫が好きな子供さんを連れて行くと楽しめます。

  • Urushi Museum
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Kitakatashi Higashimachi 4109
    A lacquerware gallery museum located in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture. Operating out of an old detached residence which once belonged to a local wealthy landowner, the gallery displays lacquerware vessels and utensils. The gallery also exhibits tools used to harvest lacquer and create lacquerware, and visitors can learn how Japanese lacquerware is made. Lacquerware is available for sale in a detached building off of the main gallery, and you can also find local craft souvenirs here as well.

    入場料、大人一人300円でした。漆器の展示、漆器の作り方、漆作りの道具の展示がありました。器作りに興味のある人にはおもしろい、と思います。

  • The Hideyo Noguchi Memorial Hall
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    Fukushima Pref. Aiduwakamatsushi Nakamachi 4-18
    This museum-and-café is a memorial for doctor Hideyo Noguchi, located in Nakamachi, Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture. This black-walled, western-style warehouse was first built in 1884 and later renovated. The first floor is a café, and the second floor is a historical resources museum. Originally, it was the “Kyu-Kaiyo-in Hospital” where Hideyo underwent an operation for the hand he burned in childhood, and where he spent his adolescence later as a scholar. The museum displays a variety of documents relevant to Hideyo Noguchi.
  • Yanaizu Nishiyama Geothermal Power Station (PR-kan)
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    Fukushima Pref. Kawanumagunyanaidumachi Kurosawa
    A facility which provides information about a geothermal electric power station in Yanaizu Town, Kawanuma County, Fukushima Prefecture. The Yanaizu Nishiyama Geothermal Power Station started operating in 1995. Here visitors can have fun while learning about geothermal energy development and generation. The facility is closed in winter.
  • Nepal Museum (Tsuru Itsutsu)
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Higashiyamamachi Ishiyama Innai 109-1
    This unique museum stands at the entrance of Higashiyama Hot Spring, which is a retreat from Aizu Wakamatsu. The valuable heritage of Nepal, India and Tibet is displayed in the attic of the Tsuruitsutsu, the relocated residence of a large landowner. The collection of Nepalese and Tibetan artifacts centering on Kangi-ten (God of Bliss) is rare in Japan, and the 300 pieces including Buddhist statues and folk costumes are said to be very impressive. The interior of the kominka (old house), which looks like an ordinary house, is divided into three floors, and visitors can feel the mysterious connection between the Buddhist city of Aizu and Nepal, the birthplace of the Buddha.
  • Sukagawa Municipal Museum
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    Fukushima Sukagawa-shi Ikegamicho 6
    Open in 1970, this was the first public museum opened in the prefecture. This facility in one corner of Midorigaoka Park has a permanent exhibit on the history and culture of Sukagawa, and holds temporary exhibits four times a year. The permanent exhibit of the Denzen Aodo Copperplate Print collection shows pieces by western-style copperplate printer Denzen Aodo, who was born in Sukagawa during the late Edo period. His major series, Copperplate Prints of Famous Scenes in Edo, are handmade copperplate prints depicting the daily life and work of the people of Edo. Aodo studied both copperplate print and Western art techniques, and his use of minute perspective and chiaroscuro earned him extremely high reputation.
  • Ono Town Furusato Bunka-no-Yakata (Cultural Hall)
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    Fukushima Tamura-gun Onomachi Ononiimachi Nakadori 2
    A multipurpose cultural facility made up of a library, art museum, local history museum, and the Oka Toshio Memorial Museum. Through actual materials, models, and pictures the local history museum will introduce you the history, nature, and lifestyle of Ono town. We also highly recommend visiting the Oka Toshio Memorial Museum where records and other materials will teach you about Oka Toshio, a lyricist native to Ono town.
  • Tadami Town Beech Center “Tadami Beech and River Museum”
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    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Tadamimachi
    A museum attached to the Tadami Town Beech Center. Centered around the theme of Tadami town's beech trees and nature they provide permanent exhibition in the Panorama Theater as well as screening of videos and display of local Tadami town flora and fauna specimens. Four times a year they hold special exhibitions in the second-floor hall.
  • Okuaizu Museum
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    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Minamiaizumachi Itozawa Nishi Sawayama 3692-20
    This museum collects and exhibits materials historical, folk cultural, and natural history materials with a goal of conveying the appeal of Okuaizu region's nature, culture, and history. The facility, which first opened in 2004, changed to its current name in 2009. Its collection of around 24,000 items includes many folk crafts and tools that were used for hundreds of years. 5,058 of the items in the collection have been designated as National Important Tangible Folk Cultural Properties. Around 3000 items are currently on display.
  • Former Minamiaizu District Government Office
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    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Minamiaizu Machida Shimane
    This two-story western-style building was originally constructed to serve as the Minamiaizu County Office in 1885. It was relocated and restored in 1970 after the construction of the Tajima Joint Fukushima Prefectural Government Building. The building has a number of unique features including columns evocative of Greek architecture, chidori hafu bargeboards reminiscent of a Japanese castle, and ranma fan-shaped stained glass transoms. It was designated as any Importance Cultural Property of Fukushima Prefecture in 1971. The building features permanent exhibits on subjects such as the history of westernization in Minamiaizu and of history of Shigiyama Castle (also known as Minamiyama Castle). Some of the items on display exhibits include a diorama of the Shigiyama Castle, artifacts excavated from the castle, and informational panels.
  • Oze Buna-no-mori Museum
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    Fukushima Minamiaizu-gun Hinoematamura Hiuchigatake 1
    This museum is attached to the Oike Lodge, a mountain hut surrounded by the quiet of a marshland and a Japanese beech forest. The facility features a collection of exhibits that cover all of the attractions of Oze, the branch point of Lake Ozenuma, Ozegahara Marsh, and Mt. Hiuchigatake. Visitors can learn about the preciousness of the nature of Oze by viewing a model of the entire Oze area, videos, and other media.
  • Mt. Bandai 3D World
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    Fukushima Yama-gun Kitashiobara Mura Hibara Kengamine 1093-716
    A memorial museum that helps visitors understand everything about volcanos and eruptions. Although the Bandai Highlands are beautiful in any season, that beauty was built on top of the many casualties of the steam-blast eruption of the mountain in 1888. This facility teaches visitors about what happened to the Bandai Highlands after the eruption. It also has exhibits about the connection between volcanos (worldwide and in Japan) and meteorological phenomena, as well as temporary seasonal exhibits.
  • Wakamatsu Jo Tower Historical museum
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Fukushima Aizuwakamatsu-shi Otemachi 1-1

    I visited several times in winter, too. This landscape garden shows more contrasted scenery with snow-white.

  • Minamisoma Museum
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Fukushima Minamisoma Ichiharacho Gorai Deguchi 194

    原ノ町駅から徒歩で2、30分のところにある博物館。建物も展示も立派で見応えあり。特に野馬追をはじめとする馬との共存関係についての展示は必見。歩くとかなり遠いのが難

  • Asaka History Museum
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    4.0
    18 Reviews
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    Fukushima Koriyama-shi Kaisei 5-25-63

    郡山駅からタクシーで約10分。あまり期待していなかったのだけど、尋常中学校の建物がそのまま保存されていて、教室の机、黒板、当時の教科書や文書まで保存されていてびっくり。壁だけは震災で崩れたので再生したそうですが、床や階段などはそのまま。期待以上でした。ただし、冬は暖房がないのでかなり寒いです。春、秋などに訪れることをお勧めします。

  • Karamushikogei Museum
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Fukushima Pref. Onumagunshouwamura Sagura Uenohara 1

    「道の駅 からむし織の里 しょうわ」の中にあります。雪まつりに行くと吹雪で中止だったのですが、こちらは開いていて、雪まつりの日ということで入館無料でした。学芸員の人が詳しく説明してくれました。

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