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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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