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Nawa Insect Museum, Gifu

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The Nawa Insect Museum is a museum in the city of Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by the Nawa Insect Research Center.HistoryYasushi Nawa, the man who discovered the Gifu Butterfly and is known as "The Insect Man," opened the Nawa Insect Research Center in April 1896. The center was moved to its present location in Gifu Park in 1904, and became the Nawa Insect Museum in 1919, the first insect museum in Japan. It currently houses over 300,000 specimens of 18,000 different insect species.The building that houses the museum was designed by Goichi Takeda in a modern western style that was quite rare at the time. The building is now a Tangible Cultural Property of the prefecture.Facilities InformationHours of Operation: 10:00am to 5:00pm Holidays: Dec. 27 to Jan. 3Entrance Fee:Adults: 500 yenChildren: 400 yenOther fees may apply for special exhibits.AccessFrom JR Gifu Station (Bus Platform 11) or Meitetsu Gifu Station (Bus Platform 4), board a bus operated by Gifu Bus that is heading towards Nagara. Get off the bus at "Gifu Koen, Rekishi Hakubutsukan-mae," approximately 15 minutes from the train stations.
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  • One very well-preserved, staring away there! Been seen cute luehdorfia japonica is alive and moving, very happy. Quiz corner on the second floor is a possible answer while watching the sample making, there will be good opportunities characteristic of insects was often overlooked, once again look carefully. Increase is not high-quality beautiful specimens are crammed with are side by side. Shower with the sample begins from the moment you enter the world of insects, so please note is your asshole. Specimens of this entrance, sale was a big. So, to celebrate something, at least abandoned because it lacks confidence to manage the. I was happy and fashionable I'm still rich little souvenirs can be bought more easily? I want to live forever, no but really nice. Very good tourists were worry about transportation because the bus which stops directly in front of Gifu Park History Museum and be able to go..
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  • It is not a very big collection but interesting to have a look, focused on beetles and butterflies. If you are around and have time, it costs 500 yen and can be seen in 1 hour. More interesting than e...  more »
  • Insect Museum in Gifu Park. (Next to the Gifu City Museum of history! ) Is recommended to those who like insects! And then when I was in elementary school I remember insects was seen as per. Many don't know the rare insect! But 500 yen admission fee is high? I think good summer vacation homework ~!
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