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

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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.


Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Suganuma 436

phone 0763673652

[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.

1 focuses on...
Reviewed:2018/09/26 昔の様子がわかります
Reviewed:2018/02/12 こじんまりとしていますが、いろいろと説明してもらえます

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Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Suganuma 436 [map]



[Winter season (Dec.-Mar.)] 9:00-16:00
New Year's Holiday
[Admission fee Ethnographic Hall/Shiritsukan common ticket] Adults 300 yen (240 yen), Elementary and Junior High School Students 150 yen (120 yen)
[Admission fee 1 hall only] Adults 210 yen (170 yen), Elementary and Junior High School Students 100 yen (80 yen)
※ () is the case of 30 people and above groups
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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.

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