Museum / Science Museum Spots in Kagawa Area

  • Shikoku Mura open-air museum
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    4.0
    168 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Yashimanakamachi 91
    Shikoku Mura (“Shikoku Village”) is an open-air museum located about 20 minutes’ drive to the east of JR Takamatsu Station. The exhibits include traditional farmhouses from various parts of Shikoku (dating from the Edo and Meiji periods) that were moved and re-erected here, as well as traditional public buildings such as a village kabuki stage, and several traditional industrial facilities that have been designated as Important Cultural Properties, including a traditional sugar-cane processing facility. The Shikoku Mura Gallery located on the museum site exhibits a wide range of artworks, from European paintings to Oriental sculptures, etc.

    Whether you’re tripping the light fantastic across the ancient suspension bridge, taking selfies at the glass lighthouse, or comparing your artistic talents to those at the art gallery, there’s...

  • Kinryo-no-sato Sake Museum
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    4.0
    80 Reviews
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    Kogaira-machi Nakatadogi-gun Kagawa Prefecture 623
    Located around 10 minutes’ walk from JR Kotohira Station, the Kinryo-no-sato Sake Museum is operated by the brewers of Kinryo Sake, Kotohira’s local sake brand. The museum is directly opposite the entrance to the avenue leading up to the Kotohira-gu Shrine. Situated in a converted sake warehouse, the museum’s History Hall shows how sake was traditionally produced, using displays of authentic implements. The Culture Hall, situated in a former malthouse, presents displays about the history and culture associated with sake-brewing, and has interesting exhibits such as tokkuri (traditional earthenware sake bottles), sake cups, etc. Visitors to the Kinryo-no-sato Sake Museum can also enjoy tastings of Kinryo Sake.

    The shop and museum by KInryo, the largest Sake maker in town. Kinryo produces different kinds of Sake as well as some other products year around. At museum, you can see the process of making Sake...

  • The Kagawa Museum
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Tamamochou 5-5
    This prefectural museum combines an art museum and a history museum into a single facility. The large interior features materials on Kagawa Prefecture’s history and life-size restored models, as well as permanent exhibitions on Kagawa-born authors such as Genichiro Inokuma and Isamu Noguchi. Visitors also have the chance to wear ceremonial court lady attire and battle armor and participate in other fun activities, and there’s also a reading corner and other facilities to give them a chance to immerse themselves in Kagawa’s history, art, and culture.

    Kagawa features exhibits of modern artwork from around the world, so, be prepared to see a little of this and a little of that from other cultures.

  • Uchiwa no Minato Museum (POLCA)
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    3.5
    31 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Marugameshi Minatomachi 307-15
    The Uchiwa no Minato Museum (POLCA) is a museum dedicated to the history of Marugame uchiwa (traditional paper fans). During the Edo period, it became customary to buy Marugame paper fans as souvenirs of a pilgrimage to the Kotohira Shrine, and fan-making became an important local industry in Marugame. The making of Marugame uchiwa fans has been designated a National Traditional Craft. The exhibits in POLCA include examples of different types of Marugame uchiwa fan dating from the Edo period to the present day, as well as the main regional fan styles from other parts of Japan, and mannequins showing the fan-making process, etc. There is also a demonstration area where visitors can see traditional fan-making techniques being demonstrated. POLCA is located around 15 minutes’ walk from JR Marugame Station.

    Making fans was so enjoyable. We have seen many wonderful temples, gardens and castles and even been to Disney Tokyo. I have to say that for some reason this was one of the most memorable...

  • Kotohira Kaiyo Hakubutsukan (Maritime Science Museum)
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    3.5
    21 Reviews
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    953 Kotohira-machi Nakatadi-gun Kagawa Prefecture
    The Kotohira Kaiyo Hakubutsukan maritime science museum is located immediately adjacent to the Kanamaru-za theater, Japan’s oldest Kabuki theater, where Konpira Kabuki performances are held; the theater is situated on the pathway leading up the famous Konpira-san shrine, dedicated to the god of the sea. The museum has a sound theatre, models that recreate an Edo-period harbor, a ship maneuvering simulator that allows visitors to experience steering a ship, etc., along with a wide range of materials relating to nature (with a focus on the sea), ships and maritime affairs.

    海上交通の神様であるこんぴらさんにちなんだ施設だ。ほかけ船や千石船などのほか江戸時代の船や施設、さらには現代の船、瀬戸大橋の建設、南極船などの様子が展示されている。

  • Kitano Udon
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    3.0
    15 Reviews
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    Kagawa Kanonji Ariakecho 3-36

    銭形砂絵の近くにあったので合わせて見学しました。日本の昔の貨幣や世界のコインなどが展示されています。小規模な展示館でした。

  • Sakaide Tourist Information Center
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    4.0
    7 Reviews
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    Kagawa Sakaide-shi Ogoshicho Kisawa Nishiyama 1733-18
    This tourist information center is just near the ticket gate inside the Sakaide Station on the JR Yosan Line. In addition to introducing areas of interest, accommodations, and local souvenirs, they provide rent-a-cycles, often the best way to fully enjoy downtown Sakaide. Ideal for riding and strolling, these bicycles can be rented by the day for a reasonable price just by providing some checkout information. If arriving by car, the parking under the station is free for 30 minutes.

    坂出に行ったときに寄った場所のひとつです。子供向けの遊具などがあって、家族連れにはよい施設だと思います。実際、何組かの家族が遊んでいた姿が印象的でした。

  • Homotsukan
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    892-1 Kotohiracho, Nakatado-gun, Kagawa Prefecture
    Homotsukan was built in 1905 following the design of Masamichi Kuru, an engineer of the Ministry of Education. It is a dignified two-story building that blends Japanese and Western elements. Made of granite quarried in Kagawa Prefecture, its gabled roof has Aoki stone tiles, and the entrance features a copper roofed Chinese cusped gable. Precious items from Kotohira-gu Shrine are on display. Two particularly well-known pieces are an eleven-faced standing image of Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, and a collection of Portraits of Thirty-six Master Poets. The Kannon statue is an Important Cultural Property.
  • Museum of Astronomical Telescopes
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    Kagawa Sanuki-shi Tawa Sukemitsu Higashi 30-1
    This is the world’s first museum dedicated to telescopes. Operating out of a closed elementary school building, the museum displays over 200 telescopes of varying sizes. The museum doesn’t just display telescopes but also holds events in which they are used to look at sunspots and prominences. Situated near the border between Kagawa Prefecture and Tokushima Prefecture, from the museum’s roof visitors take in a beautiful night sky unspoiled by light pollution. Visitors note that here you can see nebulas and star clusters only visible in an area like this with such dark skies.
  • Kamatakyosaikaikyodo Museum
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Sakaideshi Honmachi 1-1-24

    久米通賢さんは、坂出を塩の町に開発した地元の名士だそうです。そんな久米さんの研究・発明の数々が無料でしっかり見れてしまう場所です。

  • Ametaki Natural Museum
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    5.0
    2 Reviews
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    Kagawa Sanuki-shi Okawamachi Tomidanaka 515-2

    さぬき市に位置している自然や科学について学ぶことができる博物館です展示資料が多く実践的に学ぶことができます。

  • Konan History Folk customs Local Hall
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Konancho Yusa 253-1

    2006年に高松市に編入された旧香川郡香南町の郷土資料館です。高松市となった今も地域に特化した展示内容を楽しく見学できます。 由佐城があったためか、14世紀の刀剣展示もあり縄文弥生時代の出土遺物や農耕民具などありがちな展示にひと花添えていました。

  • Mitoyo Bunshokan
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    Kagawa Pref. Mitoyoshi Yamamotochousaitanishi 375
  • Takamatsu Suido Museum
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    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Tsuruichicho
  • Sanuki Kodomonokuni
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    Kagawa Takamatsu-shi Konancho Yusa 3209
  • Toramaruningyogeki Museum
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    Kagawa Pref. Higashikagawashi Nishimura 1155
  • Sanukikodomonokuni Space Theater
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    Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Kounanchouyusa 3209
  • Former Eri Family's Residence
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    Kagawa Sanuki-shi Okawamachi Tomidanaka 3277-1
  • History Folk customs Museum
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    Kagawa Sanuki-shi Okawamachi Tomidanaka 3286
  • Hayashimotomumatei
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    Kagawa Pref. Nakatadoguntadotsuchou Okushirakata 698

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Japan's smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone's throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa's prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country's best gardens.

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