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Takayama Showa Museum

6 Shimo Ichinomachi, Takayama 506-0843, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-33-7836
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Fantastic Museum

This is a must see stop for anyone who visits Takayama! A great collection of all things from the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathy G
Santa Barbara, California, United States

It's a place of nostalgia with old shops and businesses recreated.Also an old schoolroom.Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“old school” (4 reviews)
“pop culture” (3 reviews)
“barber shop” (3 reviews)
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6 Shimo Ichinomachi, Takayama 506-0843, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-33-7836
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see stop for anyone who visits Takayama! A great collection of all things from the Showa period-Godzilla, movie posters, dishes, you name it, it's there. All items are great examples of vintage mid-century Japanese kitsch, and it's artfully displayed!

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a place of nostalgia with old shops and businesses recreated.Also an old schoolroom.Our favourite were the old, working Pachinko machines you could play.

Thank Australiafrancophile
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance tickets were relatively steep at ¥800 per person but I was pleasantly surprised when I explored the museum and found myself to like this place a lot! There are a lot of items that pertain to the 1950/60s and there were many things...More

1  Thank Celestine N
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Japan is a country of high contrasts and this museum is perfectly located in the sedate, historic town of Takayama. It is truly hands on and a great place to see the natives [at least the teenagers] let their hair down. Very rich experience for...More

Thank Sirporkpie
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place . Went inside the store and found out there is a museum inside . Not big - it will not take more that 30 min of anyone's time but a lot of interesting things to see that would take you back in time...More

Thank Minskgirl81
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Accidentally came across the museum whilst working the streets of the old town in Takayama. So many wonderful artifacts cicra 1950. It is a treasure trove of collectable items and some items would be worth a mint today. Highly recommended place to visit in Takayama...More

1  Thank Bissiotis
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This place and exhibit was a breeze of fresh air after touring Takayama's streets, market and shops. Great artifacts (old toys, machines, scooters, gadgets and devices, posters etc.) that all of our family members (all ages) loved! The entrance is hidden at the back of...More

2  Thank YNMtoronto
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We spent almost an hour in this gem. The entrance to the museum is hidden at the back of a toy shop. A variety of artifacts from the last century displayed as different living spaces. Nostalgic whether you grew up in Japan or anywhere in...More

1  Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 28 January 2017

This Showa era museum was an absolute highlight of our trip to Japan. The exhibits are true blasts from the past, but unlike other museums, allow you to get up close and interact. We had so much fun photographing and interacting with the exhibits, particularly...More

3  Thank littlewonton
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This museum was a total surprise. It's small but packed with so much content. I strongly recommend this place. At 500Yen (around 5$), it's cheap fun!

Thank Robertlesage
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