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Kurokabe Square (黒壁スクエア)


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.


Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 12-38 (Hikone / NagahamaArea)

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Review of Kurokabe Square

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/23 Good place to stroll
Went there mainly to visit Kaiyodo Museum but we found lots of good food! Try the sweet potato sweets, theyre worth it!
Reviewed:2018/06/19 Great place to pick up beautiful glassware
There are lots of great glass galleries in the traditional buildings around Kurokabe square. I picked up some unique pieces at very reasonable prices.
Reviewed:2017/10/10 Glass shop and Figurine Museum
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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Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 12-38 [map]
Hikone / NagahamaArea
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          Shiga Areas


          Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.