Kokando Museum

Reference/Local/Exhibition/Literature Museum
"The medicine manufacturers of Toyama are famous for creating the ""Etchu Toyama no okigusuri,"" in which medicines are left with a customer and only paid for when used. This museum features exhibits about Kokando, one of the most prosperous of these companies. The museum, a three-minute walk from Toyama City Tram Line Kokando-mae Station, is adjacent to Ryuzoji Temple. Free parking is also available. The museum's primary exhibits include ancient documents, materials about the medicine trade, and valuable materials owned by Kokando. The museum also plays videos on a big screen about the history of the medicine industry in Japan from the Edo period to today, as well as the pharmaceutical manufacturing process. The museum also features dioramas portraying scenes such as the Edo Castle stomach-ache incident, which lead to the spread of Etchu Toyama medicine in Edo, and of medicine peddlers plying their wares."

Spot details

Address
Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Umezawachou 2-9-1
Phone
0764242310
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
New Year's holiday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available
※Free
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available (DOCOMO)
Note
Temporary suspension of operations:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 18, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Traditional medicine company with small museum
    4.0 Reviewed:2016.04.03
    Kokando is a manufacturer of Sino-Japanese medicines with 300 years of history. As soon as you approach it, youll notice the distinctive odor of traditional herbal medicines. The kind ladies at...
  • 展示内容は地味ですが 展示品の中に富山の薬産業の創始者《前田公甫》公直筆の[反魂丹]の扁額や江戸城にて反魂丹で他国の城主を救ったシーンの模型など 歴史を感じさせてくれます
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.12.14
    富山市内にある3軒訪問した富山の薬関連の資料館の一つです[他の2軒;[金岡邸][池田屋安兵衛商店]]。 3軒の内 展示内容としては 一番地味ですが こちらに入館すると 1.[廣貫堂シアター]と言う形で 10分間程度の[富山のくすり]の発祥、歴史的発展過程の紹介があり、 2. [富山のくすり]産業の創始者:富山藩二代目藩主《前田正甫》公 直筆の《反魂丹》扁額(添付 写真参照) や 元禄3年(1690...
  • 地味だけど
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.12.13
    朝一で予約無しで行きました。入るとドリンク剤が貰えました。中でビデオを見て、係員の人が薬についてレクチャーしてくれて参考になりました。聴いた話を参考に中で漢方薬も買えました。30分ぐらい有れば十分です。駐車場も沢山有りました。

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