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Wajima Kiriko Art Museum

6-1 Marine Town, Wajima 928-0008, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 768-22-7100
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Beautiful cultural art place

You will learn history and culture of Wajima here. We were not planning on not visiting here but... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
Park City, Utah
via mobile
amazing floats

After going to this small museum which displays the lantern floats I want to go back for the... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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6-1 Marine Town, Wajima 928-0008, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 768-22-7100
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Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

You will learn history and culture of Wajima here. We were not planning on not visiting here but was recommended by the Ryokan we stayed. We were glad we went there. It is a must-see place.

Thank Lovesunnyday
Reviewed October 3, 2016

After going to this small museum which displays the lantern floats I want to go back for the matsuri (festival) in August. Great video of people having a wild time.

Thank tonyjapan
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Took a full day bus trip from Kanazawa. This is the best part of the trip. It was an amazing sight to see such huge Kiriko side by side and the lighting effect was great. Unfortunately the explaination is all in Japanese. But the video...More

Thank RRla
Reviewed May 31, 2016

My favourite museum in Japan so far. It's not big and only features lanterns but someone has really thought about how to make the most of the exhibits and the story of how they are used. Modern building, different experience on each floor level, helpful...More

Thank portinfer
Reviewed April 19, 2016

This was part of our Noto tour package. Though the museum was a little bit small, the kiriko/festival lanterns inside were amazing. It houses many lanterns of different sizes which are used in festivals. However the giant lanterns (around 3-4 story high) just stays inside...More

Thank sikoletlover
Reviewed September 26, 2015

Kiriko museum houses "kiriko lanterns"...the huge paper lanterns used in summer festivals in different parts of Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa. This museum was relocated to a new site closer to Wajima' morning market, and has a very different look from the previous place which was...More

Thank Nikhil Rohan R
Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

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...More

Thank Kiku2
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.

Thank Heather D
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!

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed May 24, 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!!

Thank Dianne V
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