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Inuyama-City IMASEN Inuyama Karakuri Exhibition Museum (Inuyama Cultural History Museum)

  • IMASEN Inuyama Karakuri Exhibition Museum (Inuyama Cultural History Museum)
  • IMASEN Inuyama Karakuri Exhibition Museum (Inuyama Cultural History Museum)

The Cradle of Karakuri Culture

Exhibition of a plethora of materials related to karakuri culture. See up close the Float Karakuri Dolls that were installed on the Inuyama Festival floats, as well as the cute and interesting Tea-Serving Dolls. In addition to the exhibition, the facility also features daily demonstrations and explanations about Karakuri dolls. Mr. Shobei Tamaya IX (Shobei Tamaya the Ninth) will show you how Karakuri puppets are made, and you will be fascinated by their life-like movements.

Mechanical Doll Demonstration
In order to make karakuri culture more familiar, explanations and demonstrations of karakuri dolls and production exhibitions are held regularly in the museum. There are also regular karakuri doll demonstrations (except on days when the Inuyama Festival is held). You can see how the doll carries the tea bowl and how the large Karakuri is operated.
[Weekdays] from 10:30 AM, and 2:00 PM
[Weekends and holidays] (March-November) from 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM
(December-February) from 10:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM

Release of the Shobei Tamaya IX Karakuri Doll Production
Every Friday and Saturday, the Shobei Tamaya IX's karakuri doll production workshop is open to the public.
* Unscheduled closures due to events, etc.


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Location : 〒484-0082
8 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Inuyama-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Fee : Adults 300 yen (Junior High Cchool students and younger are free of charge)
* The admission ticket for the Inuyama Cultural History Musem allows admission to both facilities.
days / hours
: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Last admission 4:30 PM)
Parking : Available, cap. 8 cars (includes 2 spaces for kei-jidosha light passenger cars)
Restrooms : Available
Holidays : December 29 to 31
Phone number : 0568-61-3932

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    15min westwards walk from either Inuyama-Yuen Station or Inuyama Station, both of the Meitetsu Inuyama Line (board the train bound for Inuyama from Meitetsu Nagoya Station).
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    -Approx. 30min (10.5km) northwards from either Komaki I.C. of the Meishin Expressway / Tomei Expressway, or Komaki Kita I.C. of the Nagoya Expressway R11 Komaki Route, via Route 41, or;
    -Approx. 20min (13.9km) northwestwards from Komaki-Higashi I.C. of the Chuo Expressway via routes 49, and 461.

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