Nagoya's Electricity Museum in Fushimi is an educational and fun visit especially for parents with young children.
The four-story modern building, maintained by Chubu Electric Power Company, has dioramas and hands-on equipment on all aspects of electricity: its production, transport and use. Kids (and their parents) can learn about the pioneers behind the development of electrical power including Thomas Edison and Alessandro Volta.
The Ohm Theater has a large screen with interactive games and quizzes for the audience. Tours can be arranged in English if you reserve one week in advance.
There are similar museums dedicated to electricity in Japan and run by the regional electricity generating companies, including the TEPCO Electric Energy Museum in Shibuya.
Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-0008
Tel: 052 201 1026
Hours: 9.30-5.30pm; closed Monday
The museum is a short walk from Fushimi Station on the Tsurumai and Higashiyama subway lines. Take Exit #4 from Fushimi Station. The loop bus stops nearby at Hirokoji-hommachi.
The museum is close to the Nagoya City Science Museum and Nagoya City Art Museum in Shirakawa Park.
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Monday, February 09, 2009
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