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Gokayama Minzokukan (Gokayama Folklore Museum) (五箇山民俗館)

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Museum / Science Museum

Gokayama Minzokukan (Gokayama Folk Museum) is situated in Sugunuma, a village of traditional Gasshozukuri-style farmhouses in Gokayama village, Toyama Prefecture. The Museum is located in the oldest Gasshozukuri-style house in the village, which was specially renovated for the purpose. On display inside the Museum are around 200 living utensils etc. that embody the wisdom of past generations. The adjacent “Potassium Nitrate Hall,” focused on the production of potassium nitrate (which was formerly an important industry in the Gokayama district), uses models and shadow-pictures to show how the raw material was collected, the process by which the potassium nitrate was made, and how the finished product was transported for sale.

place

Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Suganuma 436 (GokayamaArea)

phone 0763673652
place

9:00-16:30
[Winter season (Dec.-Mar.)] 9:00-16:00

Review of Gokayama Folk Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/10/15 Really cool Museums with Lots of older items
There are 2 museums that you get to visit for the price of 1 ticket. They both have 2 floors and are filled with different straw made items and stone made items used back in the day.

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Reviewed:2020/03/16 大きなお家です
菅沼合掌造り集落にあります。一階に囲炉裏、二階には養蚕作業場が展示されていました。興味深い内容でした。
10メートル離れた所にある塩硝の家との共通券が300円でした。
Reviewed:2020/03/05 菅沼合掌造り集落にある資料館
合掌造りの家屋を利用した資料館で生活用品が展示され、山村の生活を垣間見ることが出来ます。スタッフさんの案内によると1階の梁は「ちょうな梁」と呼ばれ、隅の部分で曲がっているのが特徴です。根曲がり材用いているとのことで、豪雪地帯の積雪の重みに耐えられるそうです。

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Address
Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Suganuma 436 [map]
Area
GokayamaArea
Phone
0763673652
Hours
9:00-16:30
[Winter season (Dec.-Mar.)] 9:00-16:00
Closed
New Year's Holiday(12/29-1/1)
Fees
[Common ticket for folk museum and salt glass] Adults300yen (240yen), Elementary and Junior High School Students150yen (120yen)
[Admission fee for only one building] Adults210yen (170yen), Elementary and Junior High School Students100yen (80yen)
* () Is for groups of 30 people and above
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (only when hugging)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.