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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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  • 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 »
  • 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...  more »
  • Next to go to the Park in the Gifu City Museum of history and historical monuments found somewhat interesting! And go to the entrance and if so not much interested in insects were removed from the tourist route is seen inside the "closed today" of tags, and. Is a designated city landmark, according to the explanations "0/1896, established useful insect protection-pest control Research Institute, blah blah blah, and Exhibition Hall (now Memorial Insectarium) followed by a 0/1919 built a Museum, contributed to the agriculture and Entomology Research and education facilities, and" is. Secession? (Certainly was Kyoto Kyoto Sanjo street old fixed savings bank and PhD,,) which was valuable as the buildings became the starting point of the architectural culture and Meiji-Taisho Japan's new emphasis on practical and theoretical structures! Insects and history recommended construction websites.
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