Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

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Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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drsOsaka_Japan
Osaka, Japan103 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
It's a fairly small place and I can't imagine spending more than an hour here. It is pretty interesting though - the snowflake photos were beautiful (more exciting than it sounds...) The highlight was the melting ice under a microscope experiment one of the staff did...I had no idea what went on inside ice as it melted...it was stunningly beautiful. Aside from that though, it really is a small museum dedicated to one man studying in a very specific field so...yeah. Also be aware that everything is in Japanese.
Written May 3, 2019
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hellofloyd
San Diego, CA26 contributions
Jul 2015
This place is great but without a Japanese guide or being fluent in Japanese you're going to have a lot of limitations. There are a couple of things in English, there is a small English pamphlet, the main introductory movie has English subtitles. Most labels have a title in English but the description on the label is not in English and there are a lot of labels explaining all the science and history behind all the objects. And that the live demonstration is only in Japanese. But the space is beautiful and the café on the lake is lovely and there are some beautiful visuals to take in even if you can't understand any Japanese
Written July 16, 2015
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Kate B
Prague, Czech Republic102 contributions
May 2015 • Friends
I went to the Museum of Snow and Ice with my three friends on a rainy day in Ishikawa and we had so much fun. The museum is dedicated to Ukichiro Nakaya who is a famous Japanese winter scientist and writer. He started to study snow and how the flakes are formed in early 1930s. I the museum you can see some of his works as well as a model of his house and study. But the funniest part is, that they show you some of the experiments that Ukichiro Nakaya performed himself. The demonstration is lead in Japanese with not a hint of English, but even though it's great to see this kind of "magic". They even let you touch the results! There was a few kids in our group and they absolutely loved it! You can also make your own star of ice within few seconds or practise origami snow flake making.
The museum is not very big, but you could easily spend an hour or two just playing. And the building architecture is also very interesting just by itself. For a fee of 500 JPY for adult it's definitely worth a visit!
Written May 6, 2015
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