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Kawara Museum (かわらミュージアム)

3.5

Museum / Science Museum

This museum, located in Taga-cho, Omihachiman City, contains exhibits on Hachiman roof tiles, a local industry which developed with the building of Hachimanyama Castle in 1585 by Toyotomi Hidetsugu. Here visitors can view gold leaf and eave-end roof tiles excavated from the ruins of Hidetsugu’s residence, decorative ridge-end gargoyle roof tiles and tile figures from the Edo period, and gargoyle roof tiles from studios and workshops situated along the Hachiman-bori Canal.

place

Shiga Omihachiman-shi Tagacho 738-2 (Kusatsu / OmihachimanArea)

phone 0748338567
place

9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)

Review of Kawara Museum

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/06/13 Definitely a place for roof title enthusiasts.
Here, you can see a lot of roof tiles from around the world (and even touch one section put out). Sure beats having to stare afar. However, all the explanations are in Japanese and even most of the...
Reviewed:2019/10/29 瓦をテーマにしたミューシアムは [かわら美術館]とこちらの2ケ所と思いますが こちらには遊び心があること面白い点です
日本国内には 多様なミューシアムがあり 《瓦》をテーマにしたミューシアムは こちらと[かわら美術館(愛知県高浜市]しかないと思いますが こちらには 遊び心があること面白い点です。 日本国内の瓦市場のピークは 1980年頃がピークで その後は減少しているようで 両館とも1995年に建設されており どちらも《瓦》文化を残そうという視点で共通なのかも知れません。 こちらを訪問し 印象に残ったのは...
Reviewed:2019/08/27 八幡瓦
瓦に特化したミュージアム。特産の八幡瓦を中心に日本、海外の瓦が展示されています。建物全体にも装飾としていろいろな瓦が使われているので、八幡堀付近を散策するついでに立ち寄るのもいいと思います。

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Details

Address
Shiga Omihachiman-shi Tagacho 738-2 [map]
Area
Kusatsu / OmihachimanArea
Phone
0748338567
Hours
9:00-17:00(Latest entry16:30)
Closed
Monday (The next day for Public holidays), The next day for Public holidays, New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Admission fee]
[Adult] 300yen
[Child] 200yen
* There is a group discount for 10 or more people
Parking Lot
Not available
* Please use the municipal parking lot.
Credit Card
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(Biwako_Free_Wi-Fi)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.