Kurokabe Square

Historical Monument
Long known by the nickname “the Kurokabe Bank (Black Wall Bank),” this remodeled former bank building houses the Kurokabe Glass Shop as well as a gallery and restaurant, and has come to be known as the largest space exhibiting glass crafts in western Japan. In addition to glass and porcelain, visitors can also enjoy trying their hand at making a diorama in the popular Kaiyodo Figure Museum.

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Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 12-38
Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of May 8, 2020)
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Good place to stroll
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.10.23
    Went there mainly to visit Kaiyodo Museum but we found lots of good food! Try the sweet potato sweets, theyre worth it!
  • Great place to pick up beautiful glassware
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.06.19
    There are lots of great glass galleries in the traditional buildings around Kurokabe square. I picked up some unique pieces at very reasonable prices.
  • Glass shop and Figurine Museum
    4.0 Reviewed:2017.10.10
    The square is within easy walking distance of the train station, and the glass shop was the first place we stopped. I think I wandered around inside there for an hour, because there were so many cool...

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