Kokando Museum (広貫堂資料館)
"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."
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- New Year's Holiday
- Parking Lot
- Available (DOCOMO)
- Temporary suspension of operations:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 18, 2020)
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- Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Wheelchair accessible
- Infant friendly
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.