Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum Spots in Arida / Gobo / Minabe Area

  • Kishu Binchotan Museum
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunminabechou Kiyokawa 1267
    "This facility in Minabe Town located in the middle of Wakayama Prefecture showcases the technology, history and culture surrounding binchotan, a high grade of traditional charcoal. Among the most highly produced charcoals in the nation, local Kishu binchotan has a history that reaches back to the Heian period. The museum has a variety of items on display including a xylophone made of binchotan. They sell the charcoal itself, as well as specialty sweets made with it like their “Sumi-aisu"" ice cream. You can also try making wind chimes and bracelets with binchotan if you book ahead. Local elementary schools sometimes visit for field trips too."

    無料で入館でき、備長炭が出来るまでの工程や、その発展の歴史を知ることができます。帰り際、備長炭アイスを買いましたが、炭のジャリジャリ感があり、評価が別れるだろうと思いました。

  • Kumano Kodo Historical Folk Museum
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    3.0
    4 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Aridashi Itogachou Nakaban 330-2 Yoko Elementary School Horizontal
    This folk museum in Itogacho, Arida City is next to Itoga Inari-jinja Shrine, thought to be the oldest in Japan. It mainly displays items related to the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route such as the poet Fujiwara no Teika's diary. It also has an area that's a reproduction of the tea house which was once at Itoga Pass, as well as a picture scroll of Fujiwara no Teika's 328-kilometer journey from Kyoto to Kumano. They have facilities like a rest area near the entrance, vending machines, and bathrooms. It's often used for breaks by people walking the Kumano Kodo.

    資料館というか、無料休憩所という感じです。施設内は、畳の小上がりが半分、展示が半分といった感じで、10分程度の滞在でした。

  • Arida Mandarin Orange Museum
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Aridashi Minoshima 27 (Arita City Cultural Welfare Center)
    This museum showcases Arida Mandarin Oranges, a variety known throughout Japan. It's located about five minutes on foot from JR Minoshima Station on the fourth floor of the Arida Culture and Welfare Center. The Arida's history goes back to the Muromachi Period (1336–1573), and you can get a sense of its development through the ancient documents and other materials on display. Accessible illustrations and dioramas give visitors a clear picture of the mandarin growing process. Some of the museum has a fitting mandarin themed interior decor.

    久しぶりに訪ねたところ、展示が変わっていました。テレビと椅子が設置されており、リモコンで、興味のあるタイトルを選択すると、その映像が流れるようになっていました。

  • Aridagawa Town Railway Museum
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    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunaridagawachou Tokuda 124-1
    A museum located inside Aridagawa Railway Park in Aridagawa Town, Arida County, Wakayama Prefecture which was built on the grounds of Arida Railway Kanayaguchi Station, a station abolished in 2002. The museum displays dioramas replicating the routes of the Arida Railway and the scenery around Aridagawa, and patrons who bring their own N scale model trains can run them on the tracks. Outside the museum, visitors can view real Kiha 58 and Haimo 180 trains used on the railway up close; the museum also holds events in which the trains are operated and visitors can get on board. A fun destination for children and adults alike.
  • Jinburo
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    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunyuasachou Yuasa 428
    This museum is approximately ten minutes on foot from JR Yuasa Station. It occupies a public bath house founded in the Edo Period (1603–1868) in Shimoshincho, part of Yuasa's Important National Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings. The current structure was built in the early Meiji Period (1868–1912), and the locals used it for recreation until it closed in 1985. The town restored it after taking over the property, and it maintains the look of years gone past. The bath house has posters from the Showa Period (1926–1989) and old telephones, and the main hall has a collection of donated stage props on display.
  • Americamura Museum
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Mihamacho
  • Hiro Kawamachiotokoyamashokaikan
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunhirogawachou Kaminakano 88-2

    男山焼という名前から、何を焼いている会館なんだろうと興味を持ったので、行ってみました。男山焼の歴史や焼き物が展示されていました。

  • Gobo History Folk customs Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Wakayama Gobo-shi Shioyacho Minamishioya 1123

    入館料は無料です。遺跡から発掘された土器や米作りの際に使われた道具などのほか、カラス天狗のミイラも展示されています。

  • Naka Tukyodobunkahozondenshukan
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    Wakayama Pref. Hidakagunhidakagawachou Takatsuo 179
  • Miyama History Folk customs Museum
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    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakagawacho Ubuyugawa 201-1

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Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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