Glass no Sato

Glass no Sato, Hiroshima: Address, Phone Number, Glass no Sato Reviews: 4/5

Glass no Sato
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A fun excursion
Nov 2014
We had fun here but I"m not sure it's for everyone. We both bead and Toho is well known for the quality of their beads. The bead museum had some interesting pieces from Africa and Mexico as well as some modern pieces from beaders around the world. The glass museum was a little musty and not as interesting. There's a children's building that is more like a carnival with a topsy turvy room, a mirror maze, and lots of carnival mirrors. There's a glass blowing demo area and plenty of places to make things yourself. There's a lot of activities for kids and adults that like to make things. We went on the weekend and it was very quiet. There's a bit of shopping with a large selection of Toho beads. Plus they accept credit cards. This place is definitely off the beaten path. Someone at the information booth at the Hiroshima train station gave us very detailed directions in English and Japanese. She told us which bus to board and to show the driver our destination. It was pretty easy to keep track of because we knew the fare should be 510 Yen and the electronic board at the front of the bus shows you your fare which increases as you ride. From the bus stop it's just across the street and up the ride a few minutes. The museum was able to tell us when the next return bus was coming and where to pick it up. We took it to Kabe station and then took the JR bus back to Hiroshima Station but it didn't save us any time. I would just stay on the bus next time and skip the transfer.

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A fun excursion
Nov 2014 • Friends
We had fun here but I"m not sure it's for everyone. We both bead and Toho is well known for the quality of their beads. The bead museum had some interesting pieces from Africa and Mexico as well as some modern pieces from beaders around the world. The glass museum was a little musty and not as interesting. There's a children's building that is more like a carnival with a topsy turvy room, a mirror maze, and lots of carnival mirrors. There's a glass blowing demo area and plenty of places to make things yourself. There's a lot of activities for kids and adults that like to make things. We went on the weekend and it was very quiet. There's a bit of shopping with a large selection of Toho beads. Plus they accept credit cards.

This place is definitely off the beaten path. Someone at the information booth at the Hiroshima train station gave us very detailed directions in English and Japanese. She told us which bus to board and to show the driver our destination. It was pretty easy to keep track of because we knew the fare should be 510 Yen and the electronic board at the front of the bus shows you your fare which increases as you ride. From the bus stop it's just across the street and up the ride a few minutes. The museum was able to tell us when the next return bus was coming and where to pick it up. We took it to Kabe station and then took the JR bus back to Hiroshima Station but it didn't save us any time. I would just stay on the bus next time and skip the transfer.
Written November 17, 2014
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