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Bengarakan (ベンガラ館)

4.5

Museum / Science Museum

"A 40-minute drive from the Niimi Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway. A museum operating out of a renovated Meiji period ferric oxide (known by the Dutch-derived term ""bengara"" in Japanese) factory in Fukiya Furusato Village. Fukiya Furusato Village was designated a National Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 1977 and it was ferric oxide production which created the village's foundation. The museum presents how the factory made ferric oxide, which was developed as a red pigment. The elegant museum building's walls are painted with ferric oxide paint; inside visitors can get a taste of the village's heyday when ferric oxide production was at its height and experience the quiet passage of time through the surrounding old townscape."

place

Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Nariwachoufukiya (Takahashi / NiimiArea)

phone 0866292136
place

9:00-17:00
[Dec.-Mar.]10:00-16:00

Review of Bengarakan

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/07/16 幾つかある建物は全て赤色
かつての弁柄工場を復元して、観光用に公開している施設です。
ふるさと村からは約3km離れており、割と静かな環境が保たれています。
かつての雰囲気を味わうには良い施設ですね。
Reviewed:2019/04/10 ベンガラ工場を復元した所です
赤いベンガラを作る製造工程が非常に大変だったかがよく分かりました。ただ製造するのは環境にも悪かったんだろうと思います。
Reviewed:2018/09/02 ベンガラの製造工程
吹屋にあった4つのベンガラ工場も昭和49年に歴史を終えました。
そのベンガラの製造工程を展示しています。
案内員はいませんが、ボタンを押すと説明の音声が流れます。
見学が終わった後、受付の年配の女性が、吹屋の歴史を丁寧に説明してくれました。

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Address
Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Nariwachoufukiya  [map]
Area
Takahashi / NiimiArea
Phone
0866292136
Hours
9:00-17:00
[Dec.-Mar.]10:00-16:00
Closed
12/29-31
Fees
Adults300yen, children 150yen
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.