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Wajima Kiriko Art Museum輪島キリコ会館

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A museum located inside Marine Town in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture which presents traditional kiriko votive lanterns from the Noto area. During festivals in summer and fall, shrine parishioners in every town in the area carry kiriko lanterns; the largest can rival four story buildings in size. Some 30 giant kiriko lanterns stand within the hall; traditional festival music plays inside the museum, and lighting is used to recreate the atmospheres of festivals being held during the day, at dusk, and in the evening. The viewing deck on the third floor gives a sweeping view of Wajima Port. The museum also has a shop selling original merchandise.


Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Marintown 6-1 (Wajima / Noto / WakuraArea)

phone 0768227100


Review of Wajima Kiriko Art Museum

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Reviewed:2018/05/20 The lantern floats are up to 15 metres tall, and are kept in 'giraffe garages'
We came for the weekly free Taiko drumming performance, in which masked characters beat different rhythms on the one drum - fantastic! After the crowd had left we stayed behind for a personal tour...
Reviewed:2017/06/27 Beautiful cultural art place
You will learn history and culture of Wajima here. We were not planning on not visiting here but was recommended by the Ryokan we stayed. We were glad we went there. It is a must-see place.
Reviewed:2016/10/04 amazing floats
After going to this small museum which displays the lantern floats I want to go back for the matsuri (festival) in August. Great video of people having a wild time.

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Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Marintown 6-1 [ map ]
Wajima / Noto / WakuraArea
open everyday
[Admission fee]
[General] 620yen
[High school student] 470yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students] 360yen
[Pre-schoolers] Free
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (available at VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX/store only)

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          Ishikawa Main Areas


          Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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