Takayama Showa MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: 6 Shimooichinomachi, Takayama-City Gifu Prefecture 506-0843, Japan
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-577337836
- Ticket Price: 800 JPY
- Time Required: 00:45 Mins
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Landmark, Family And Kids
Takayama Showa Museum - Review
The beginning of 1990’s marked the transformation of the Showa Period and with that even marked the change of the politics, lifestyles, fashion and administration of Japan. Japanese culture really took a backseat to embrace the western world. To recreate the time gone by in all its beauty and daily life-like feel, the Takayama Showa Museum keep the 1950’s alive and breathing even today. Walk through a colorful street with vintage vehicles parked outside the shops, toys that are showcased on the stores, nameplates of shops, signs, posters and photos that spin back the time turner.
Takayama Showa Museum Ticket Prices
- Adults: Japanese Yen 800
- Children: Japanese Yen 500
- Children under 4: Free
How To reach Takayama Showa Museum by Public Transport
- By Bus: Takayama Nohi Bus Center
- By Train: Takayama Station
- By renting a bicycle.
- On foot
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Things to Know Before Visiting Takayama Showa Museum
39.16% of people who visit Takayama include Takayama Showa Museum in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
45.07% of people start their Takayama Showa Museum visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Takayama Showa Museum
88.73% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Takayama Showa Museum
Takayama Showa Museum Trips
Takayama Showa Museum, Takayama Reviews
Museum with tons of artifacts from modern Japanese history. Not enough explanations in English in my opinion and it also felt a bit like the owner just stuffed a lot of flee market items together but still the collection is impressive and it gives a good sense of how was the daily lives of Japanese in the recent past. I loved the free to use vintage pachenko machines and the old video games.
Time Warp Overall Enjoyment (+1): Loved this place. I am a big fan of theme parks and this small little museum was definitely reminiscent of them in that there were many separate little areas, "shops" you could walk into, even a throwback Pachinko area where you can play old Pachinko machines. I think my personal favorite was the restaurant-themed room as it felt the most organic. Value (+1): 800JPY per adult, I would say it's totally worth it. Probably spent around 30-45 minutes total perusing the two floors of the museum. Environment (+1): Great themes in all of the various areas, loved the classroom, restaurant, barber. The first "street" that you walk down when you enter the museum and head to the right is captivating and truly puts you in the Showa era. Quality (+1): Everything was well taken care of. The fact that they have dated functioning Pachinko machines shows how they take care of the contents of the museum! Service (+1): Friendly, courteous, and informative. No complaints.
The highlight of Takayama for us. The girls enjoyed dressing up in kimonos too. For an antique collector like me it was a delight .
This place was so much fun and full of surprises! Be sure not to miss the upstairs section, where you can play vintage video games and dress up in kimonos near a staged Japanese home. There is also a movie theater rolling vintage Japanese films in one of the rooms off the main halls, a room where you can learn about and play pachinko, and an old juke box that still works. We thought we'd pass through the museum quickly but stayed for quite a long time. Perfect for rainy days.
Very interesting, it showed the appliances, and way of living that my mother, and grandmother lived, and included stuff my father grew up with as well.