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Kurokabe Square

OVERVIEW Wonders of Glass: Discover Nagahama’s Historic Kurokabe District A tourist destination located in the old town of Nagahama City, nearby JR Nagahama Station. Kurokabe Square, an area known for its historic significance, was once a castle town created by Hideyoshi, one of Japan’s most famous historical figures and a renowned warlord. Today, the entire […]

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Nagahama Railway Museum

OVERVIEW Japan’s Oldest Railway Station: Historic Museum and Locomotive Exhibit The historic museum situated within the former Nagahama Station building is recognized as Japan’s oldest surviving railway station. Constructed in 1882 during Japan’s Westernization phase, this two-story Western-style structure was inspired by Shinbashi Station in Tokyo. Inside, visitors can explore a prized collection of railway

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Kaiyodo Figure Museum

OVERVIEW Artistic Adventures in Made-in-Japan Figurines A unique museum dedicated to figurines and models. Kaiyodo, a globally renowned company acclaimed for its figurines, proudly exhibits its distinguished collection alongside over 4,000 figurines. These figurines span from dinosaurs and nature to heroes and robots, crafting a world brimming with imagination. Additionally, the museum showcases various dioramas

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Yanmar Museum

OVERVIEW Explore Interactive Learning at the Hands-on Museum of Machines Discover the essence of ‘Let’s Try! Exciting Future Challenge’ at the Yanmar Museum, embodying the visionary spirit of Sonkichi Yamaoka, the founder of Yanmar Co. Ltd., a corporation originating as a diesel engine manufacturer in Nagahama in 1912. This interactive museum, owned by the corporation,

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Kohoku Wild Birds Center

OVERVIEW Bird Watching Sanctuary on the Great Lake Biwa A bird-watching facility overlooking the adjacent Lake Biwa Waterfowl & Wetlands Park, serving as a haven for diverse wild bird species throughout the year. Visitors can observe these birds up close using field scopes and gain valuable insights into their habitats from experts at the center.

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Gransnow Okuibuki

OVERVIEW Kansai’s Largest Ski Resort Celebrating 50 Years of Alpine Excellence Gran Snow Ibuki, commemorating its 50th anniversary, proudly stands as the largest ski resort in Kansai area (the greater Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe areas), rivaling Nagano’s renowned ski areas in both snow quality and volume. Offering an array of diverse courses catering to skiers

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Rosa & Berry Tawada

OVERVIEW A Family-Oriented Farm and Garden Experience in Maibara A nature-themed farm and garden amusement park located in Maibara offers a sensory experience focused on healing through nature. Surrounded by natural beauty, visitors can indulge in various seasonal recreation activities like BBQ, pizza-making, sheep wool crafting, harvesting, planting, and feeding sheep. The English garden remains

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Akagoyama Snow Pal

OVERVIEW Yogo Ski Resort: Family-Friendly Snow Haven in Nagahama A ski resort situated in the northern outskirts of Nagahama, nestled at the base of Mt. Akago near Lake Yogo, offers gentle slopes ranging from 450m to 550m in elevation. Popular among families and beginners, it provides an ideal setting for snow recreation and sledding. As

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Yogo Kogen Resort YAP

OVERVIEW Yogo Plateau Resort: Skiing Adventure with a View of Japan Sea A ski resort with convenient access by car, about 2-3 hours from the surrounding areas such as Kyoto, Osaka, and Nagoya. The view from the mountaintop overlooking the Sea of Japan is splendid, and the slopes receive abundant snowfall and powder snow, which

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Kimono Rental Yui

OVERVIEW Kimono Rentals for a Memorable Journey in the Historic District of Nagahama A kimono rental store conveniently situated in Kurokabe Square district. Offering an extensive selection of kimonos, including stylish options for women, men’s kimonos, hakama, and yukata. Nagahama, also known as the ‘Town of Kimono’ as it was a renowned historical producer of

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