Takayama Showa Museum, Takayama

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  • There are a lot of nostalgic things. I was in my 70s and over, so They enjoyed it more than I expected. It was interesting to wear a kimono and play a small play, and to explain the old home appliances with many things that I knew. And he said that and that and that are still at home. (laughs) I was surprised again by the size of the midget. Was it such a little?? Like. Washing machines are also a great history. In the corner where you can play, you can play with NES and pachinko. Pachinko is a free game, so everyone was really excited. It was quite interesting to see more than 70 people so excited. I went there, but when I went, the 60-year-old pair was cheaper (I wonder if it was 1000 yen) and that's better! I thought. That was the only part that I didn't agree with. Well, I enjoyed more than the price.
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  • Having lived in Japan for a few years as a child in the early 60’s, this museum brought back a few memories. I felt transported back in time as you walk the “street” and enter various shops filled wit...  more »
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  • A fun display of post-war Japanese cultural artefacts, with every day places such as the barber's, the classroom etc recreated in a lot of detail. We had fun in the retro 80s games room playing Mario and King Kong and enjoyed the old pachinko machines as well. There isn't a lot of explanation and so for non Japanese natives, many references remain obscure. It would be great to create a narrative for foreign (and Japanese) visitors, to make the visit more informative.
  • I REALLY enjoyed our visit today. The museum houses an overwhelming quantity of memorabilia, historic objects & relics of days gone by. The “hands-on” for visitors is great fun. I guess the paucity of written information (in Japanese, or any other language) is a drawback, but when entry is free, and funding for such enterprises probably limited, that’s understandable.
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