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Address: 12-38 Motohamacho, Nagahama 526-0059, Shiga Prefecture
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Fascinating glass workshop.

Kurokabe means back wall. The area is named after the western style bank which was coloured black. It is now a glass workshop which is worth a visit while walking throught he... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Went as part of a day trip to Hikone (in the morning) and here (in the afternoon). My guidebook and the local tourist info pitch the black colour of the shops' exteriors as a selling point, and at a few spots you will get the feeling that you have travelled back away from the 21st century. But this feeling only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

We passed by Nagahama on the way to Hikone. The Square is a few restored buildings of the18th Century with souvenir shops for the local tourists. We tried out some of the local snacks which we uniquely tasty.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015 via mobile

Agree with all the comments though some of the glass products were not great. But a lot of nice shops with interesting stuff. However, sadly we were very disappointed with the Andoh house which is unexceptional and in our view not worth the entrance fee (Y400) nor the time. Sorry.

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Lancefield, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a pleasant attraction which seems to us to be a cross between a shopping centre and a market and includes a number of interesting little eateries. A good place for a stroll especially if you are on your way to the main temple.

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Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

The place itself was just a renovated bank building and filled with lots of souvenir shops for Japanese tourists. Unless you find enthusiasm in choosing souvenirs to hand out to your friends and relatives, it is not your place. But the surrounding area was another story. Since Nagahama was developed by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who ruled Japan as a Shogun in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015 via mobile

This square has a delightful array of shops, restaurants and cafes- even a temple and action figure museum! It's one of my favorite places in all of Japan. I love the historic architecture, the quant bridges adorned with foxes and tiny canals. There's plenty to do to fill the afternoon (especially if you partake in activities at the glass shops)... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

I visited Kurokabe Square during a recent trip to Japan. We did sandblasting with a small glass and were able to make our on design on the glass. This was a fun souvenir to take back with me. The staff was very kind and attentive to us. We also spent time walking the area and visiting the shops. There were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2012

Kurokabe means back wall. The area is named after the western style bank which was coloured black. It is now a glass workshop which is worth a visit while walking throught he town. Kurokabe area has a lot of old style houses and shops.

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