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Address: 1-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori 030-0803 , Aomori Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 17-752-1311

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Impressive Cultural Experience

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Delbe M
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Adelaide South Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Kayjohn
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank mrdeeping
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Delbe M
Seoul, South Korea
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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.

Thank David J
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12 reviews
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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.

Thank TomBaylie
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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.

Thank allrite
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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.

Thank ArlingtonEddie
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We did not plan to visit the museum. Because of the bad weather and we can't wander on the street to wait for the Oirase hotel bus, we get in. I would say we are lucky to be 'forced' to visit the museum. Every exhibits is at top quality. Highly skilful craftsmanship, free and wide design. It is just amazing.... More 

Thank Bobo066
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Great place to see the champion of previous Nebuta Matsuri and check the style of each artist. You will have chance to beat the Japanese drum by following the rhythm of bamboo flute.

Thank Alexandre M
New Orleans, Louisiana
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Several lanterns with laud pictures or cartoons were displayed. Maybe spectacular if l could look at the ceremony. It was not quite impressive when those were displayed. Entrance fee was cheap but no value for penny.

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