Tsugaruhan Neputa Mura
Tsugaruhan Neputa Mura
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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「Experience Hirosaki Neputa Festival」「Tsugaru Shamisen Live Performance」「Demonstration of Local Craft of Aomori・Tsugaru Area」「Take a walk in Japanese Garden (Registered Monuments of Japan)」
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Martina1888
Inverness, UK508 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
This fascinating museum is right next to Hirosaki Park and definitely worth a visit. In the entrance hall, there's a short presentation about the festival and they did it in English as well, especially for me. I was lucky to arrive right in time for a breathtaking short Tsugaru shamisen performance. I've listened to this instrument many times before but that was the first time I heard it live!
The floats displayed are magnificent and made me really want to experience the matsuri first-hand. There's also a craft center were you can observe people at work, a small shamisen museum and a Japanese garden. Before you leave the building, there's a huge shop with crafts, souvenir and foods.
Written 2 October 2023
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Chocolateloverlondon
London244 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We visited as part of a visit to Hirosaki Castle (see my other review). Unfortunately the English presentation we were supposed to have, for some reason didn't happen. The explanations on the displays are in Japanese so were difficult to follow. There were crafts men and women at work but by the time we reached them, we were so fed up that we probably didn't give as much attention as we could have. Just outside the museum, on the main road, there is a great shop making and selling crispy pancake-like treats with different types of nuts - delicious!! (Made everything else worthwhile)
Written 23 August 2019
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SmallBoatCruiser
Tokyo, Japan144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
This facility does extensive coverage of the Neputa Festival, one of the best known in Japan. There is an informative introduction with drumming and other music. The large floats with (to me) war-like themes dominate the exhibit while the smaller lanterns amuse and delight--they represent fish, mice, etc. Definitely worth a stop and an hour or two. There is an artisans' room included with workers showing their wares while working.
Written 24 May 2019
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Frank H
Kailua, HI321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We came here as part of a tour excursion. Interesting exhibits of floats from the matsuri as well as a demonstration of festival drumming and chanting. The art on the floats is amazing.
The area is known for its apples so the shops have every conceivable apple souvenir.
Written 16 May 2019
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Jas
Singapore, Singapore129 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
Visited the place for about 45 minutes with a tour group. It’s good in a sense that it’s a one-stop trail to learn about the interesting local culture, music (drums & shamisen) performances and craftsmanship (workshops)! They also sell the products/souvenirs they make and local foodstuff too. There’s a small garden at the end of the trail too.
Written 7 November 2018
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX5,020 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This float experience pales in comparison to the huge floats (over 80 feet tall) on the North Island, but it is interesting. The briefing on what is going on in the process is a little broken and confused, but you get the point--small floats that are illuminated from the interior and the outside skin is painted paper. There are a number of them on display.

This is a popular venu, and there is a wait to get into the show--which includes some traditional music. The music is a bit strange, but the crowd (a mix of locals, Japanese tourists and cruise ship tour groups) seems to enjoy it.

This is a decent stop, but not a great one.
Written 1 September 2018
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CatherineBulg
Moscow, Russia161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
The exhibition of Nebuta floats was extremely interesting and well organized. We had a great experience there, it became some kind of preamble to our visit to Nebuta Warasse museum in Aomori. That doesn’t mean however that it’s not worth going here if you have already seen the bigger exposition in Aomori. Each one of three main Nebuta museums (those of Aomori, Hirosaki and Goshogawara) has its own charm and its own benefits.
For example, the exhibition you may see in Hirosaki is focused mainly on smaller objects (like paper lanterns in the shape of fans, fishes, dragons) that are very exquisite and masterfully made! In the artists’ shop we found some really unique and inexpensive souvenirs! So, if you are interested in Nebuta festival traditions, I would definitely recommend to go there!
Written 8 June 2018
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leppaenat
Carrollton, TX305 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We went here as part of a cruise ship tour that had docked in Aomori. We didn't quite know what to expect, but it turned out to be an interesting experience. If you are interested in the floats and are in Aomori, I would suggest visiting Nebuta Museum Wa Rasse. However, we were focusing on the castles and Hirosaki castle is right down the street from this "museum". The shamisen music is very different from Western-style music, but I enjoyed it immensely. The show starts with a drum demonstration with an opportunity for audience members to come up and play. There is a well-stocked souvenir shop right next to the museum and several quick-serve dining venues. Aomori is famous for its apples, so be sure to taste one (we also tried apple ice cream - very good!)
Written 21 October 2017
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HotEarth
Melbourne, Australia682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
This is a relatively small place housing some of the neputa floats. On admission a host gave us a brief history and description of this well like cultural practice in English. Interesting! There was a flute and drum demo immediatly after this. Audiences wete asked to try out the drums.

After this, we were let free to move aling a guided route to view the colourful neputa floats. The route lead us through to a small room with some artifacts and exhibits pertaining to this cultural festival. What come next was the handicrafts workshop, a working one which includes a lacquering workshop, a top making workshop, embroidery workshop, lantern/ neputa painting workshop etc. This leads to the next building where we stayed to watch a schedule live performance of Japanese musical instruments.
Outside of this building came the last attracton which is a small Japanese garden which I find rather not as well groomed as those others I have been to.

The exit led to a souvenir shop.
Written 23 August 2017
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Conrad N
Whitstable, UK1,000 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Visited here while on tour with a cruise ship. This is an interesting cultural experience and the musicians are well worth hearing in addition to seeing the impressive festival floats. After the main exhibition is an area where you can see local artisans at work and buy their wares.
Written 12 June 2017
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