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Nawa Insect Museum名和昆虫博物館

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This insect museum in Gifu City, Gif Prefecture is the oldest museum of its kind still in existence. Founded in 1919, the museum is affiliated with the Nawa Insect Research Center established by Yasushi Nawa, who famously discovered the Gifu butterfly (Luehdorfia japonica). The museum possesses more than 300,000 specimens representing 12,000 varieties of insect from around the world. The museum also breeds and researches a variety of insects. The museum is still located in its original western-style Meiji-era building, a registered tangible cultural property. The museum is located a short bus trip headed towards Nagara from either JR Gifu Station or Meitetsu Gifu Station and a two-minute walk from the Gifu Koen Rekishihakubutsukanmae bus stop.

place

Gifu Pref. Gifushi Omiyachou 2-18 within Gifu Park (Gifu / Ogaki / YoroArea)

phone 0582630038
place

10:00-17:00

Review of Nawa Insect Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/03/20 Interesting collection though in Japanese
It is not a very big collection but interesting to have a look, focused on beetles and butterflies. If you are around and have time, it costs 500 yen and can be seen in 1 hour. More interesting than...
Reviewed:2016/04/19 A small interest Insect musuem - very educational & beautiful insects
After visited Gifu Castle, my husband and I was enjoying the park at the bottom of the mountain that we took the ropeway and we saw this Nawa Insect Museum on 19 Jun 2015. My husband was very happy...
Reviewed:2018/10/31 日本最古の昆虫博物館
金華山の麓の岐阜公園入口歴史博物館の隣りに建つ日本最古の昆虫博物館。ギフチョウの発見で知られる名和靖により明治29年に設立された名和昆虫研究所、その付属施設として大正8年(1919年)に開設されたようです。昆虫好きにはたまらない施設です、子供にもいい施設ですね。

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Address
Gifu Pref. Gifushi Omiyachou 2-18 within Gifu Park [ map ]
Area
Gifu / Ogaki / YoroArea
Phone
0582630038
Hours
10:00-17:00
Closed
Wednesday/Thursday (Open for public holiday, Summer holiday open everyday, Dec.-Feb. Is closed on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday)
Fees
[Admission fee] General (High School Students or above) 500 yen, Children (4 years or above) 400 yen
Parking Lot
Available 179spaces ※ Use Gifu Park parking lot 1Times300yen
Credit Card
Available (museum shop only)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available

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          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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