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Takayama Showa Museum

6 Shimo Ichinomachi, Takayama 506-0843, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-33-7836
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Hidden gem of Takayama

Chance upon this museum by accident and we reluctant to pay to visit some old and beat up shop but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
Great little pop culture museum!

This was a surprise find. By that I mean, we happened to park our car across the street and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nathan G
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“pop culture” (4 reviews)
“old school” (4 reviews)
“movie posters” (3 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
6 Shimo Ichinomachi, Takayama 506-0843, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-33-7836
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chance upon this museum by accident and we reluctant to pay to visit some old and beat up shop but I was totally blown away by what I saw. Growing up in the 80s and having a decent dose of Japanese culture infused into my...More

1  Thank henryho14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a surprise find. By that I mean, we happened to park our car across the street and stumbled upon this place. A fascinating collection! A real jumble of pop culture. We managed to spend and hour here. It was one of the highlights...More

Thank Nathan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a surprise to find this place in the middle of such a traditional town, a shop dedicated to the pop culture of the 50's, full of retro toys and kitsch. It was really fun to walk around

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is a recreation of the 1950s with shops, a doctor's office, a schoolroom and several homes as well as thousands of exhibits and a tiny cinema. Even little children can get something out of it as well as letting adults wallow in nostalgia. You...More

Thank Buckster21
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a must see stop for anyone who visits Takayama! A great collection of all things from the Showa period-Godzilla, movie posters, dishes, you name it, it's there. All items are great examples of vintage mid-century Japanese kitsch, and it's artfully displayed!

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It's a place of nostalgia with old shops and businesses recreated.Also an old schoolroom.Our favourite were the old, working Pachinko machines you could play.

Thank Australiafrancophile
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The entrance tickets were relatively steep at ¥800 per person but I was pleasantly surprised when I explored the museum and found myself to like this place a lot! There are a lot of items that pertain to the 1950/60s and there were many things...More

1  Thank Celestine N
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Japan is a country of high contrasts and this museum is perfectly located in the sedate, historic town of Takayama. It is truly hands on and a great place to see the natives [at least the teenagers] let their hair down. Very rich experience for...More

Thank Sirporkpie
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place . Went inside the store and found out there is a museum inside . Not big - it will not take more that 30 min of anyone's time but a lot of interesting things to see that would take you back in time...More

Thank Minskgirl81
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Accidentally came across the museum whilst working the streets of the old town in Takayama. So many wonderful artifacts cicra 1950. It is a treasure trove of collectable items and some items would be worth a mint today. Highly recommended place to visit in Takayama...More

1  Thank Bissiotis
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