Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace

Historical Monument
A National Historic Site located in Izunokuni City, Shizuoka Prefecture. In the closing days of the Tokugawa shogunate government, Japan was exposed to the threat of ships from Europe and America. This reverberatory furnace was created in order to build cannons to repel that threat. Completed in 1857, the Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace still stands today. The only reverberatory furnace in Japan today, it is also a registered World Heritage site. Built of fire-resistant fire brick, the furnace, including the body and chimney together, is 15.7 meters tall. Visitors can view the furnace with the payment of a small entrance fee. The furnace’s 20 minute free guided tours are also popular (advance reservation recommended).

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Shizuoka Pref. Izunokunishi Naka Narutake entrance 268 map map Map
[Mar.- Sep.]9:00-17:00
[Oct.- Feb.]9:00-16:30
3rd Wednesday (The day following if it falls on a public holiday, Aug. open everyday), 12/31, 1/1 *Please contact us in advance as there may be temporary closures.
[Admission fee to view]
[General] 500 yen
[Student/Children] 50 yen
[Citizen] Free
Parking Lot
Available(150spaces, large 10spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
English Menu
Available (Pamphlet)
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Available (exhibition rooms and video halls cannot be entered)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • A step in history
    3.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.27
    This metal smelting and casting factory, which was established in the middle of the 19th century for the purpose of making war cannons, is one of the centers that was built during the Meiji era and...
  • very interesting
    4.0 Reviewed : 2021.11.05
    I really enjoyed to see the structure and the explanation panels & boards. When I was a junior high school students, all the history text book explained about this furnaceso I believe 100...
  • Repairing
    3.0 Reviewed : 2021.02.11
    I went in the second halh of JanuaryThe surroundings were covered with scaffolding for constructionRepairing but you can climb .From now on ,the cherry blossoms will bloom beautifully.

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