Toyama Folkcraft Village set in the forested hills of Mount Kureha above Toyama City is certainly worth a peek if you are in the area or visiting Toyama on a day trip from Takayama.
Easy to get to on the free tourist shuttle or city bus, the Toyama Folkcraft Village, contains several museums dedicated to Toyama Prefecture's arts and crafts: particularly glass and medicines for which the area is well-known. There are also museums of local history and art plus an elegant tea ceremony room and a reference library.
The Folkcraft Museum is very near to Chokeiji Temple and its 500 statues of rakan - enlightened Buddhist adepts.
The Toyama Folkcraft Village
1118-1 Anyobo, Toyama, 930-0881
Tel: 076 433 8270
Admission: adults 630 yen for all facilities; children 320 yen
Toyama Folkcraft Village is accessible on the free Toyama Museum bus from outside the CiC Building across from Toyama JR Station (ask the tourist office to stamp your brochure) or take a Toyama Chitetsu bus for Shin-Sakuradani, Kurehayama-Rojin-Center from JR Toyama Station and alight at Anyobo bus stop.
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Friday, March 13, 2009