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Kiriko Lantern Museum

3-22-2 Tsukadamachi, Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture 928-0003, Japan
+81 768-22-7100
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Wajima
Type: Museums
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Takasaki, Japan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a tiny museum, but packed with interesting displays if you're interested in the Matsuri culture of Japan. The Kiriko are just massive. I'd like to return for one of the summer festivals and see them in action.

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Limon, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Amazing collection of Kiriko Lanterns. These huge and very heavy float/lanterns/signs are carried around the towns during their festivals. I can't remember the exact figures but they are something like 30 feet tall and thousands of pounds!

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Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Magical and spectacular museum. Unlike anything I've seen before. The fabulous lanterns and floats of the local festival are beautifully displayed. Don't miss it!!

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Tokyo, Japan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Kiriko Lantern Museum is rich with history with their massive displays of kiriko lanterns. The laterns are used/have been used in festivals. They are made of wood, fabric, and paper and are carried by dozens and dozens of people. The height of the laterns range from a few feet to roughly fifty feet tall. Some are very plain while others... More

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