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Tsugaruhan Neputa Mura

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Address: 61 Kamenokomachi, Hirosaki 036-8332, Aomori Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 172-39-1511
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Really enjoyed our visit to this museum. I thought it might be similar to the one in Aomori but it has more cultural activities such as playing taiko drums, a traditional Japanese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We were on a tour of Aomori which included the beautiful park, the castle, followed by a delicious Japanese lunch. After we had some free time and we stumbled upon Nebuta village. It was not quite a museum, but a kind of exhibition hall combined with a work shop. There were some big, beautiful drums and visitors to try beating... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I don't know if there's other method. It was about 15 min walk from Hirosaki Park and was hard to reach. The admission charge is 550 yen. What I received was a drum roll, a brief explanation and looking around. They were not that impressive for me. The guide was quite kind and friendly, though.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Really enjoyed our visit to this museum. I thought it might be similar to the one in Aomori but it has more cultural activities such as playing taiko drums, a traditional Japanese string instrument and seeing the spinning tops. Not much English but the staff are very nice and try to explain things to you. Only bad point compared to... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

It's hard to characterize this place. It's not a museum, nor is it an amusement park. It's an experience. Visitors begin with a little explanation of neputa, and how they differ from the nebuta of neighboring Aomori. Then they are treated to a bit of the music and drumming of the festival. After that visitors are free to wander through... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Walking through the Hirosaki Park I could hear drumming and wondered where it was coming from. After literally stumbling upon this attraction after walking through the historical houses found out where the drumming was coming from. We knew nothing about this place at all, but there was 2 large tourist buses outside and thought lets just have a look. Only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I was unsure about this place, but actually really enjoyed it. It consists of: * A talk about the Tsugaru Neputa festival, given in a room containing some example floats (obviously more interesting if you can understand the Japanese!). * An opportunity to paint a lantern thing for the festival (at a fairly steep price). * A little shop/display area... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

A good tourist centre to see the floats and highly decorated lanterns, hear traditional music, watch local artisans at work, buy souvenirs and taste some of the tasty local food. The centre is beside the bus & car park for Hirosaki Castle & Park. As we were there during the week in which the cherry blossoms were in full bloom,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

See the giant lanterns and some interesting art crafts in this small village. Unforgettable 三味線 performance, nice Tsugaru japanese meal set,Cheap and good apples!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

The first main hall of the "village" is the best part, a room filled with massive, intricately decorated floats from the Hirosaki Neputa festival. Performers perform on the giant drums and play a flute, just like during the real festival. They even let any visitors who want to try their hand at the drums try. The other nice part of... More 

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