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Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice中谷宇吉郎雪の科学館

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Founded in 1994, the Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014; the Museum is focused on the multi-faceted achievements of Dr. Ukichiro Nakaya, the first scientist in the world to successfully create artificial snow crystals. Using experiments and observational displays, the Museum shows, in an easy-to-understand way, how the study of snow and ice has developed since Dr. Nakaya’s breakthrough. The Museum also holds a variety of special events, including lectures and photography exhibitions, etc. The Museum is located around five minutes’ drive from the Katayamazu Interchange of the Hokuriku Expressway.

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place Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Ushiodumachi A) 106
phone 0761753323

Review of Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

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Reviewed:2015/07/16 A celebration of science.
This place is great but without a Japanese guide or being fluent in Japanese you're going to have a lot of limitations. There are a couple of things in English, there is a small English pamphlet, the...
Reviewed:2015/05/07 A hands on snow and ice experience
I went to the Museum of Snow and Ice with my three friends on a rainy day in Ishikawa and we had so much fun. The museum is dedicated to Ukichiro Nakaya who is a famous Japanese winter scientist and...
Reviewed:2018/10/29 真夏に訪ねた冬の物語



Ishikawa Pref. Kagashi Ushiodumachi A) 106 [map]



9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:30)
Wednesday (open in the case of Public holiday)
[Admission fee]500yen
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          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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