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Shinise Memorial Hall

Closes in 27 min: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Small but a number of interesting exhibits

Small museum, used to be a pharmacy. Did not expect much but there were actually a number of... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2019
Hong Kong, China
Unexpectedly good

I didn't expect much from that restored shop/pharmacy museum, but it turned out to be very good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Originally a Chinese pharmacy, this 120-year-old building has remnants of the pharmacy, a tearoom and a collection of Kanazawa crafts and tools.
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2-2-45 Nagamachi, Kanazawa 920-0865, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I didn't expect much from that restored shop/pharmacy museum, but it turned out to be very good. The collections are not huge, but there is something about that house and garden and the things displayed there which is very peaceful. A little oasis of tranquility....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Shinise Memorial Hall is the restored former pharmacy and home of a merchant family, whose fortunes rose with the fall of the samurai class in the 19th century. The first couple of rooms show what the pharmacy was like, and the rest of the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kevin M
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

This is a colorful little history museum with displays depicting the life of merchants and their merchandise. Most exhibits include at least brief descriptions in English, which made the museum much more meaningful to me. Highly recommend a half-hour stop here if you're into history,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 18, 2019

Small museum, used to be a pharmacy. Did not expect much but there were actually a number of interesting exhibits, include a large flower display made of candy. Worth a quick look if you are in the area. Explanations in English, and you can take...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed April 16, 2019

Historical Pharmacy hall with a collection of medicinal items with explanation as to their medicinal properties. Really worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lee K
Reviewed December 4, 2018

A trove of interesting treasures: from beautiful Termari to an intricate flower display made of candy (loved this!) Run by a fantastic and knowledgeable team: the woman at the ticket booth was a delightful and welcoming host, who introduced our group to impressive origami --...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

This was well worth stopping by - the exhibits were interesting and well laid out. Signage was also in English which made everything more enjoyable as we could understand the history.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swexplorers2018
Reviewed June 2, 2018

The hall is a tribute to various trades, not just pharmacists. While the pharmacy section and the building itself are impressive enough, the highlight has got to be the amazing local crafts on display upstairs. That and the concept of MEDICINAL SAKE.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Honestcouple
Reviewed January 7, 2018

It uses a relocated old pharmacy to display traditional lives. I did not expect much, but I learned it has gotten one-star from Michelin. A bit DIY-like, but I enjoyed its Temari (Traditional Japanese Handball) and other exhibits a lot.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 175ryusukem
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Described as a pharmacy museum, I almost didn't bother entering, but it was only 100 yen, so I thought I'd have a quick look. The pharmacy museum on entry was OK, but not terribly interesting, but I absolutely loved the displays of traditional crafts past...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kissane
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