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Yamanashi Gem Museum

6713 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 555-73-3246
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Brilliant gems

The museum collects valuable gems from all over the world and exhibits a wide variety of gems from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GAN L
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Wonderrful Gems up on the Mountains

Located just a short stroll along the lake Kawaguchiko, you can visit the Gem Musuem and explore... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2017
Ronwjs
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Yamanashi had many crystal mines in the past. Even today, much jewelry is produced here using polishing and processing techniques handed down over the generations. Our museum opened in 1975 to showcase Yamanashi's jewelry industry and to teach a wide audience all about gems.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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6713 Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun 401-0301, Yamanashi Prefecture
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+81 555-73-3246
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum collects valuable gems from all over the world and exhibits a wide variety of gems from rough gemstones to jewelry. A wide variety of products from inexpensive accessories to fine jewelry are sold. After visiting , we had tea and snacks at the...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

Located just a short stroll along the lake Kawaguchiko, you can visit the Gem Musuem and explore the varieties of stones available in the musuem. There is a cafe and Public toilets for those who are doing a walk along the lake making it so...More

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Reviewed December 15, 2017

We took the circular bus and stopped at Gem Museum during our visit to Kawaguchiko this Oct. but unluckily it was closed as we were too late to come. The museum was near to Oike Park and we learnt that there were many beautiful gems...More

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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

It has lots of beautiful crystals and stones. Very informative and interesting facts about different types and names of crystals. Would definitely recommend a visit as it's along the route of the sightseeing bus or if you are just strolling along lake kawaguchiko. Very easy...More

Thank Clara W
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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Came here on a whim as the sightseeing bus stopped me outside. Beautiful gems inside the museum and good things to buy in the shop. Some of the gems in museum were the biggest I've ever seen! It was very calm and quiet in here...More

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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

If you are into crystals, this is a place to visit. Reasonable priced crystal accessaries and of good quality compared to other commercial places.

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Reviewed December 13, 2016

Might not be so interesting for you if you don't have a specific interest in rocks/gems, but I do and it was amazing! Full of stuff to see, and much bigger than the rock section in the biggest natural history museums I've visited (including the...More

1  Thank cic91
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Reviewed June 12, 2016

small museum for ppl who love gemstone. Good location. the lake is just within walking distance. any more attractions around.

1  Thank felissia Z
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Reviewed October 2, 2015

Fascinating display of gems. Audio guide available. Is attached to a shop with a wide range of gems etc available to purchase

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Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you like gemstones, this is quite educational. Lots of well displayed exhibits. Otherwise can skip it.

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suwana
April 8, 2015|
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