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Address: 3-22-2 Tsukadamachi, Wajima 928-0003, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 768-22-7100
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Huge Laterns!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The Kiriko Lantern Museum has relocated to Wajima's growing Marine Town development. The new building has been superbly designed to showcase the beautiful lantern floats. I clearly remember my reaction when I walked into the exhibition hall - wow! It is one of the best festival float museums I have visited. I highly recommend the Kiriko Lantern Museum which is... More 

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Takasaki, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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