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Only if you are nearby

I guess it will be more interesting if you know Japan history (which I don't), small "museum" part... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Hong Kong, China
Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace

A historic furnace for making cannons, and also a World Heritage Site. The structure is very... read more

Reviewed December 7, 2017
Bandung, Indonesia
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Nov 20, 2018
“Only if you are nearby”
Dec 7, 2017
“Nirayama Reverberatory Furnace”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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268-1 Narutakiiri Aza Naka, Izunokuni 410-2113, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

I guess it will be more interesting if you know Japan history (which I don't), small "museum" part and a video showing in Japanese and then it's the furnaces. The furnaces itself is renovated (parts were damaged in earthquakes), but they kept the original designs...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank fionayyy
Reviewed December 7, 2017

A historic furnace for making cannons, and also a World Heritage Site. The structure is very complete with the furnaces and both chimneys in good state. The furnace was built in 1854 to 1857 and decommissioned in 1864 and cast hundreds of cannons in it's...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

The Nirayama Hansharo (reverberatory furnace) is a curiosity, not much more than that. There is an admission fee to get up close to this exhibit. Other than that not much else to see or do here, except to visit the souvenir shop and the restaurant....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Divevoyager
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The Nirayama Hansharo (reverberatory furnace) was built between 1854 and 1857 and only operated for 7 years. It's purpose was to cast cannons to be used in defensive positions as a means to intimidate the Western powers, or at least convince them that they couldn't...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed March 4, 2017

We were in Izu, and decided to visit some touristic places there, and we found this place. Its a historical factory that used to make cannons in 18th century, which was kind of rebuilt to keep as a kind of museum. The entrance fee is...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank yoshis299
Reviewed February 8, 2016

Okay, we were just killing some time before checking into the next hot spring, so we went the the Nirayamahansyaro (reverberatory furnace), which was used to make cannons in the 1800's. It is only 100 yen to "get in". Don't bother. Just look at it...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Canmaninjapan
Reviewed January 2, 2016

Nirayama hansharo was recognized as World Heritage. I recommend to learn the history of Hansharo. If not, maybe you are bored.

Date of experience: August 2015
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