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Wakou Museum (和鋼博物館)

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Museum / Science Museum

This museum presents the achievements and life of metallurgy pioneer Professor Kuniichi Tawara through exhibits discussing his research and results and displays containing writings, lecture notes, and other items used by the man. The professor achieved many things in life, including being the first person to do on-site studies of tatara foot-operated smelting furnaces, a time-honored Japanese technique which had long been kept a closely-guarded secret; and revealing the mysteries behind the beauty of Japanese swords.

place

Shimane Yasugi-shi Yasugicho 1058 (MatsueArea)

phone 0854232500
place

9:00-17:00 (Latest entry 16:30)

Review of Wako Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/01/25 学芸員は、当たりはずれ
学芸員の話が面白かったという書き込みを見て、わざわざ電話で学芸員に解説をお願いしたが・・・(溜息)
学芸員「永代タタラは、15世紀の江戸時代から始まりました」
え?15世紀は江戸時代じゃないんですけど・・・。中学生レベルの間違いを犯すようないい加減さに愕然。わざわざ行くほどの事はないかも、です。
Reviewed:2019/09/29 博物館としては王道
たたら製鉄に興味があり、関連の展示が見たくて訪れましたが、製法なども詳細に紹介されており、足踏み式のふいごに実際に乗っかって体験しました。刀や刃物一般の展示がほとんどですが、歴史的にも興味のある方はお勧めです。
Reviewed:2019/09/24 出雲の原点探求の場所
内海と図書館と博物館が絶妙に調和する空間 、レストランのハンバーグも素敵だ。箱根のポーラ美術館のカフェと並んで好きなムージアムレストランだ。駅から10分右手に街のシンボル十神山を眺めながら歩いて行くのもきっと楽しい。

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Address
Shimane Yasugi-shi Yasugicho 1058 [map]
Area
MatsueArea
Phone
0854232500
Hours
9:00-17:00 (Latest entry 16:30)
Closed
Wednesday(The day following if it falls on a public holiday)
Fees
[Admission fee]
[General] 310yen
[High school student] 210yen
[Up to Junior high school student] Free
*Fees for groups (20 people or more) are 260yen and 150yen respectively
Parking Lot
Available(70spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available (Dojokko Wi-Fi)
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan's oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.