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Akita City Akarenga Red Brick Folk Museum秋田市立赤れんが郷土館

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This is a museum of local history in Omachi Town, Akita City, Akita Prefecture, arranged in three buildings including the former Akita Bank headquarters “Red Brick House” constructed in 1912. Traditional craft items from Akita City are exhibited in the red brick building, designated as an important cultural property of Japan. Concerts are held annually in the magnificent atrium hall. The new building has memorial rooms for Akita-born woodblock print artist Katsuhira Tokushi and national treasure hammer artist Sekiya Shiro, as well as exhibitions relating to Akita’s history, folklore and art.

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place Akita Pref. Akitashi Omachi 3-3-21
phone 0188646851

Review of Akita Akarenga Kyodokan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/31 Akarenga (red brick) Folk Museum
Designed locally and originally the Akita bank (til 1969), the building had very high ceilings and plenty of marble and woodwork to marvel at. The two exhibitions - by two metal work and wood cut...
Reviewed:2018/05/10 Old Red Brick Bank
We found the Red Brick Building fairly easily, parked and went in. The parking was free and there were a few stalls available. We bought a joint ticket for this building and the City Folklore and...
Reviewed:2017/11/09 Worth the Visit
It was a savings to pay the admission here that also included the Performing Arts Heritage Hall and neighboring historic house a few blocks down the street. This red brick building was interesting...



Akita Pref. Akitashi Omachi 3-3-21 [map]



12/29-1/3, Irregular holidays (temporarily closed at the time of display change)
[Admission fee]General 200yen, Free for high school students and younger
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Famed for its sake and samurai, Akita prefecture offers quintessential Japanese culture in a non-touristy setting. Alongside the celebrated rice paddies and historical sites of the region lies dramatic natural scenery in the form of the rugged coastline of the Oga Peninsula and the Dakigaeri Gorge, best visited in autumn, when the leaves begin to change color.

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