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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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  • But not familiar with the butterfly, and great number of rare butterflies are on display. I think building registered tangible cultural property was specified.
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  • Buri 35 years went into the Museum with it beautiful insects of the world exhibition, even adults enjoy 10 minutes.
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  • Insect look from the beautiful swallowtail butterfly for the first time, men and children is overjoyed. Exhibited live beetles and water beetles, is interesting. Congo native black resembling white streak of insects and the makeup of the natives as an interesting thought.
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  • Bug lovers unite!!! This place has every insect of every size imaginable. My favorite was a mosaic of butterflies.
  • Also done dozens of times would never get bored. Domestic insects are, of course, to rare overseas are lined with beautiful specimen who made craftsmanship. In the quiz, answer and should I get insects and crushed lottery. And they say that could want bugs that the hotel's guests want insect survey, we are glad survey if I win. Keychain sheet from unusual samples, easy to buy, and what you are selling and photos, insects, Germany box, exhibition of leg plate. Becoming a paid member is paid, and various events, such as insect-collecting tour, sample classroom will, free admission.
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  • It is cannot be seen while on vacation today, but building is quite good. Next time I come in I want to watch it.
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  • Interesting! Show who is the better! There is a quiz can be enjoyed kids. Buy the specimen. Was near the entrance to the cat is so cute!
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  • I bought a sample. I had a little tear in the wings of the butterfly is a sample. Ago you buy us again soon. It is a lovely Insect Museum also exhibits excellent.
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