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Japan Kokeshi Museum日本こけし館

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The origin of kokeshi wooden dolls is said to have been in Naruko towards the end of the Edo period (1804–1830) when they were made as hot spring souvenirs by woodworkers who carved bowls and trays and this is said to be the oldest production area for these dolls. The museum opened in 1975. It exhibits kokeshi offered up for the National Kokeshi Festival, presents the procedure for making the dolls, demonstrates the spinning lathe and has a wholesale shop that sells the highest number of kokeshi dolls in Naruko. It is around six minutes by car from JR Naruko Onsen Station.

place

Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Shitomae 74-2

phone 0229833600
place

8:30-17:00
[Dec.]9:00-16:00

Review of Japanese Kokeshi Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/06/05 Wonderful collection and outstanding staff
I walked to the museum from Naruko Onsen station, to enjoy the surrounding area, and returned by Kokeshi Taxi. The taxi stand is at the train station, as is the visitor's center, so you can ride both...
Reviewed:2018/10/23 さすがは、本場
なること言えばこけし、さすがは本場、こんな資料館もあるんですね。最近は、「こけし女子」なんていう方々もいるようで、にぎわっているのかなと思いましたが、この日はほとん入場者はおらず。その分、ゆっくりと見学できました。
Reviewed:2018/08/11 お土産に買うこけしを選べます
ちょっと珍しいこけしの展示だけの施設ですが、館内は古く、展示の照明などもよくないのが残念です。ただ売店では様々なこけしを売っており、またこけしを選ぶ際に店員の方が親切に説明をしてくれていたのがよかったです。

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Address

Miyagi Pref. Osakishi Narukonsen Shitomae 74-2 [map]

Phone

0229833600

Hours
8:30-17:00
[Dec.]9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday (1/1-3/31 is closed)
Fees
[Admission fee]Adults320yen, High School Students160yen, Junior High School Students110yen, Elementary School Students80yen
Parking Lot
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it’s the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture’s reputation as one of Japan’s most scenic views.

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