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Wa Rasse

Address: 1-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori 030-0803 , Aomori Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 17-752-1311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Shops, Specialty Museums, Other, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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Type: Shops, Specialty Museums, Other, Museums, Shopping & Fashion

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English first
Sydney
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Wa Rasse museum was about 5 mins walk from our hotel, right from the start i enjoyed this museum, Some of the staff spoke good english, they were friendly and a help get the most out of the display’s. The restaurant is very good, the noodles and steamed fish were excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

As others have said the floats are beautiful but they are only 5 of them. Not much English and thus is probably a bit expensive considering that. However it is the only way to see such amazing floats and experience a bit of the festival. I wrote a comparison with the similar museum in Hirosaki on tht page.

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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The floats are massive and you an really appreciate the skill that went into creating it. I also liked the gift shop there. The location is very convenient, next to the main bus terminal.

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Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The Wa Rasse museum displays 5 floats from the previous year's Nebuta festival. Each depicts larger-than-life scenes from myth and folklore. Epic dragons, warriors, tigers and even a giant slug appear in this year's lineup. All the floats have English signage, but the history displays and pictures of past floats are only in Japanese. It's basically across the street from... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Was Rasse is the place to find out about the history of Aomori's Nebuta Festival, from how the giant lanterns are made to how the floats are paraded around. 5 of the floats chosen from the 22 that take part in the parade are on display in the hall, and you can see people working on them, and touch some... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

This amazing and modernist looking building contains a collection of floats from the popular Nebuta Matsuri (festival). It also takes you on a journey through the history of the Matsuri. Despite it being in Japanese it is well-documented in a paper handout in English provided by the staff. A great museum to visit in Aomori!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

First of all, the museum costs ¥600 for adults. Inside, they have 2 floors, the top floor (where you start, approximately 2-3 rooms) showing you some cool stuff about the making of the Nebuta floats, which are wire-frame, wood, and paper. You can play with the face on the computer, and, if you speak English, that's about it for you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We've never been to the Nebuta festival but greatly enjoyed this taste of it. This museum across the street from the Aomori train station has the best of the Nebuta floats from the current year displayed. The museum is about a city block in size and the floats are illuminated in a modern structure. You can walk around them and... More 

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Everett, WA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Located short walk from Aomori station. A little pricey for the amount of Nebuta floats that were on display.

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Tokyo
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81 reviews 81 reviews
57 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Located just a few minutes walk from Aomori Station, this attraction showcases Aomori's famous summer festival, the Nebuta Matsuri. You can see the real floats used in previous year's festivals and they are impressive in both scale and design! Other activities include an interactive display of the history of the festival--the old black and white newsreels give you a glimpse... More 

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