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Great Craftsman

An amazing replica of the real buildings. Took them longer to build the replicas than the original... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
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It took thirty three master carpenters fifteen years to skillfully replicate the buildings of the... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

The entrance ticket to the festival float exhibition includes the admission to here, so be sure to come by. It’s a small museum with miniatures of selected buildings in Japan (I think). The craftsmanship and amount of detailing is really amazing and I could imagine...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Next to the center of the Yitai-Kikan you will find another, worth visiting, called the Nikkokan. In this hall you will find several miniature models of selected temples from around the country. The models are accompanied by short explanations written in Japanese and English.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YairBarZohar
Reviewed June 27, 2018

An amazing replica of the real buildings. Took them longer to build the replicas than the original building. Really amazing craftsmanship. Such delicate work. I now need to visit the real temple site.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Panda6551
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

It took thirty three master carpenters fifteen years to skillfully replicate the buildings of the first general of the Tokugawa shogunate. The detail work attests to the great craftsmanship of the carpenters who recreated this one tenth scale replica of a five storied Pagoda, worship...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Our tour visited this exhibit after touring the Float Exhibit Hall. The miniatures are exquisitely detailed. For those who are familiar with model trains, they were about HO gauge. I wish we could have spent more time here.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ed C
Reviewed April 15, 2018

The models are all beautifully made and as we were going to visit Nikko later on our trip it was very interesting to see these models. Having seen the real thing they are exceptionally well made and very good copies.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mudeford123
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

As mentioned before, this is free if you bought a float admission. Amazing amount of work and detail went into this. Should take less than 1 hr to go thru... built from 1912 to 1956.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank miked3328
Reviewed December 12, 2017

These 1/10th size models are so detailed and beautiful to see. It is hard to move from one model to the next because the details of the actual buildings are so exact

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Kenneth V
Reviewed November 8, 2017

As mentioned by others, admission to this museum is included in the ticket to the Float Museum. Do not miss this place if you go to the Float Museum. The models are well done.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Sakurayama Nikkokan gets second billing to the Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, though they can both be visited on the same ticket. It turns out that the former is far superior to the latter (something like the opening singer or band being better than the one...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Hanan B
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