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Address: 1-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori 030-0803 , Aomori Prefecture
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Likely feel shortchanged Iif you just want to look at floats without staying for the videoes

The visit allows you to get up close with the floats and see how they are constructed. The place is actually not that big and you will likely be done with it in half an hour... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit allows you to get up close with the floats and see how they are constructed. The place is actually not that big and you will likely be done with it in half an hour unless you watch the histories of the festival. Not particularly cheap if all you want is a look at the floats. Quite liked the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed ourselves so very much wondering amongst the huge floats, taking in the colours, lights and spectacular stories behind each float. Topping off the visit was engaging with the ladies playing flute, cymbals and drums, as occurs during a Nebuta festival. On the day we were fortunate to witness a float being worked on and lighting installed. We took... More 

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Woodend, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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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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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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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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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Joshua
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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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Seoul, South Korea
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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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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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