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Shinise Memorial Hall

2-2-45 Nagamachi, Kanazawa 920-0865, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-220-2524
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Brilliant! Don't miss it!

Described as a pharmacy museum, I almost didn't bother entering, but it was only 100 yen, so I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Perth, Australia
So much to see here!

This historic wooden townhouse was the original site of the Nakaya Pharmacy (now in another... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Port St Lucie, FL
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Originally a Chinese pharmacy, this 120-year-old building has remnants of the pharmacy, a tearoom and a collection of Kanazawa crafts and tools.
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  • Average23%
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“upper floor” (3 reviews)
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“old house” (2 reviews)
2-2-45 Nagamachi, Kanazawa 920-0865, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-220-2524
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Described as a pharmacy museum, I almost didn't bother entering, but it was only 100 yen, so I thought I'd have a quick look. The pharmacy museum on entry was OK, but not terribly interesting, but I absolutely loved the displays of traditional crafts past...More

Thank kissane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic wooden townhouse was the original site of the Nakaya Pharmacy (now in another location) and was donated to the city in 1987. The family were purveyors of Eastern medical supplies, hence the nickname "Shinese Pharmacy". I don't know about their line of descent....More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 19 June 2017

If it wasn't for the lecture one Japanese professor gave us on where to take our shoes off, we wouldn't even remember this small old house. It used to be a shop and is now open to the public, another of these old houses. Nice...More

Thank PVR2
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very reasonable entry charge, only 100 yen. Well organised and labelled displays of old artefacts and local crafts.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is in the heart of the Samurai district. It is the old merchants house, now a museum. Entry is only ¥100. The rooms feature an old apothecary, rooms containing thread balls. These were made by mothers and given to daughters prior to marriage (better...More

Thank ExiledDonkey
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The building was once a 'Pharmacy' but is now a look at the past as a typical merchant establishment now maintained as a museum. There are two floors including an exhibition room. Well worth the visit.

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 11 April 2016

This museum in a restored old house/shop building has two separate displays. The ground floor has a display of items from an old pharmacy. The rest of the ground floor and all of the upper floor demonstrate various crafts from the period. We enjoyed our...More

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 6 October 2014

A modest entrance fee makes this worth visiting. The artisans tools were interesting. The view of the hall itself is lovely.

Thank JanandAnne
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Once a pharmacy, the original exterior has been preserved and now houses a restored storefront as well as other traditional rooms. It also has exhibition rooms featuring various traditional merchants and their wares.

Thank zchug
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Across the street from Maeda Tosanokami-ke museum, ticket is for both places. Large variety of local items. Plus for me was you can take pictures. Worth the stop.

Thank Tom T
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