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Creation Hall and Insect Display & Greenhouse in Kita-Shinano Country Forest & Cultural Park
You can satisfy your endless curiosity for science by creating and studying in the Creation Hall. The Insect Display & Greenhouse is a best place for observing rare domestic and foreign plants and insects.
Exhibition entrance fee: adult 200 yen, elementary and junior high school student 100 yen/ Planetarium entrance fee adult 400 yen, elementary and junior high school student 200 yen/ Greenhouse & Insect Display entrance fee adult 200 yen, elementary and junior high school student 100 yen (each facility has group discount 20% off for 20 or more)/ Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed between December 29 and January 3
1221 Oaza Katashio, Nakano-shi/ 0269-23-1021
Nakayama Shinpei Memorial Hall
The carillon, placed in the entrance hall, plays a Shinpei melody to tell the time. The pictures, articles, and collections of children's songs by Nakayama Shinpei are displayed in this building with a modern interior. You can also enjoy his songs by video tapes.
Entrance fee: adult 300 yen (230 yen each for group with 20 or more), high school student 150 yen (100 yen for group discount), free for junior high school student and younger/ Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.(9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. between December and February), closed on Mondays between December and March (except national holidays), December 29 - January 3
76 Oaza Shinno, Nakano-shi/ 0269-22-7050
Japan Clay Doll Museum
This museum is built in a style of azekura-zukuri, in which the sides of the building are made by placing triangularly cut logs across each other. In this building, standing on the hill with a picturesque view, clay dolls made in Nakano and 1500 other dolls made all over Japan, are displayed.
Entrance fee: adult 200 yen (150 yen each for group with 20 or more), high school student 100 yen (70 yen for group discount), free admission for junior high school student and younger/ Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed on Thursdays, December 29 - January 3
In the Higashiyama Koen, Nakano-shi/ 0269-26-0730
Nakano Quarters/ Prefectural Memorial Hall
This building was built in the Edo period (1603 - 1867), and has historical materials and art works of the Nakano prefectural office (which was established in 1870 and later abolished). It is also utilized as a place for the local citizens to present their own works as well as a place to socialize.
Free admission/ Open 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., closed on Tuesdays except holidays, December 29 - January 3
2-4-4 Chuo, Nakano-shi/ 0269-23-2718
Nakano-shi Rekishi Minzoku Shiryokan (Nakano City History and Folk Custom Museum)
Archeological articles and everyday tools, which were excavated in the city, are made public in this facility. The west building of the old Nakano Elementary School in the Western style architecture of the Meiji period (1868 - 1912) is restored and exhibited. Next to the museum is the Shinshu Nakano Doseki Hanga Museum.
Admission free/ Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., closed on Mondays, the following day of a national holiday, December 29 - January 3
495-6 Oaza Ippongi, Nakano-shi/ 0269-22-2005