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  • 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...

  • Kinryo-no-sato Sake Museum
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    4.0
    78 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...

  • Kotohira Kaiyo Hakubutsukan (Maritime Science Museum)
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    3.5
    20 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.

    個人的には、輸送機関が大好きな指向にドンピシャの素晴らしい博物館でした。訪問客が少なくゆっくり観覧できたのも個人的には良かったですね。金刀比羅宮は海上交通の神様、よって海上交通に関する博物館が金刀比羅にあるのは何の問題もない、いいね?-アッハイ

  • Chuhachi Ninomiya Flight Museum
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    Kagawa Pref. Nakatadogunmannouchou Oiage 358-1 (Michi-no-Eki Yume Momi Tree Park)
    "This museum is dedicated to the aviation pioneer Chuhachi Ninomiya. Fourteen years before the Wright brothers' successful manned, powered flight, he was the first in the world to come up with the principles of flight. The museum displays a replica of his ""crow-type model aircraft,"" his ""jewel beetle type flyer"" exhibited at the British Airways Expo, and a jewel beetle type flyer with an eight-meter wing span exhibited at the Tsukuba Science Expo. Their education corner lets you have fun while learning with quizzes, flight related games, and video of the Chuhachi Ninomiya Story."
  • 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.
  • Sakaide Tourist Information Center
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    4.5
    8 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。

  • Kamatakyosaikaikyodo Museum
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
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    Kagawa Pref. Sakaideshi Honmachi 1-1-24

    醤油で財を成したという、この地では名士の方の業績を記念した博物館です。展示内容もそうでですが、建物自体の美しさにも目を引かれました。

  • Takumacho Folk customs Museum Archaeological Museum
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    Kagawa Mitoyo-shi Takumacho Takuma 1328-10
  • Hayashimotomumatei
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    Kagawa Pref. Nakatadoguntadotsuchou Okushirakata 698
  • Sakaide Local Museum
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    Kagawa Sakaide-shi Kotobukicho 1-chome 3-38
  • Mitoyo Bunshokan
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    Kagawa Pref. Mitoyoshi Yamamotochousaitanishi 375

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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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