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Nawa Insect Museum, Gifu

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3.9/5 based on 10 reviews on the web
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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  • After visited Gifu Castle, my husband and I was enjoying the park at the bottom of the mountain that we took the ropeway and we saw this Nawa Insect Museum on 19 Jun 2015. My husband was very happy as...  read more »
  •  On the other side of the Gifu City Museum of history of Gifu Park. NAWA insect Research Institute established in 1896 by Yasushi NAWA entomologist in the naming of luehdorfia japonica is beginning.  Insects from around the world about 18000 kinds, seems to be more than 300000 samples. Especially a lot of butterflies is fine. Is worth a look.
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  • It is located towards the end of the Gifu performances Insect Museum. Two floors, is a small museum, but rich in exhibits, beetles and butterflies from around the world are exhibited in countless. Please note Wednesday that closed Thursday.
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