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Address: 1-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori 030-0803 , Aomori Prefecture
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If you can't go during festival time, this is the next best thing...

Went just today actually. Plan ahead if you want to visit the particular drum show times and 'audience participation' activity. For me though, the beauty of the floats on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Osaka, Japan
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Woodend, Australia
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum is a short walk from Aomori station. Staff was very helpful. An explanation is available in English. A small entry fee applies. The exhibits on display are magnificent and reflect the craftsmanship attained over a long period. Well worth a visit

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Osaka, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went just today actually. Plan ahead if you want to visit the particular drum show times and 'audience participation' activity. For me though, the beauty of the floats on display as well as the historical photos was more than enough to make it worth it.

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Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

This museum takes you through from the beginning of the annual festivals. Then you get to look at the winning floats. It is absolutely spectacular. Certain times of the day they have live music, or you can try your hand at filling in a spot with the special paper. You could spend hours here.

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Adelaide South Australia
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122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The museum is housed in a striking building covered with red metal slats. It is alongside the waterfront and within easy walking distance from the Aomori train station. On the day we visited the taiko drums were played with much gusto. Several tourists were able to play alongside the drummers. The museum is designed to give visitors a taste of... More 

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Thank Kayjohn
UK
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Spent a few hours in here marveling at the huge silk and paper crafted floats used in the annual parade. My partner even had a go at pasting one piece on to the wire frame that shapes the floats, They are all lit from inside and stand out in the low level lighting of the hall. There was also a... More 

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Thank mrdeeping
Joshua
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This is a great display of the silk and wire floats that are used during the annual festival. It gives a historical perspective and explains how the floats are built and animated. While their belief system is different than mine, it was interesting and colorful.

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Thank Delbe M
Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I am slightly worried about the too much touristic venue. This place is much better than expected. The history was interesting. The demonstration was impressive. A small group of students gave us a feel of the music, too.

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Thank David J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

My family loved this place. Great display of lantern inspired enormous floats. You can feel the vibe of the cultural festival just by looking at those displays. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Thank TomBaylie
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This museum is a must see in Japan. The paper and wire floats are spectacular, conveying the drama of the traditional stories they portray. To experience the actual festival would be amazing if this museum is anything to go by.

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Thank allrite
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The floats used in the Aomori Nebuta festival are complicated figures of mythical figures usually in violent action. They are rendered by wire armatures covered with brightly painted paper and illuminated from within by electric lights. There is an introductory set of displays describing the history of the event, photos of floats in previous years, and videos, all in Japanese.

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