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Nawa Insect Museum, Gifu
(3.5/5 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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  • 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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  • Never seen in pictures but beetle & stag beetle was seen in the specimen. Living things were few. Butterflies and giant stick insect was impressive. In the 2nd floor quiz, and it was very difficult. Insect's favorite son was a maiden half-day momentum. In fact no time did not stay only a hour or so, less time and location is good.
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  • I visited after the tourists, Gifu castle, located in Gifu Park. Exhibits and hotel is small in size but crammed the beetles of the world, stag beetles, butterflies, insects, was impressive. Admission fee is 500 yen for adults and would recommend to the insect-like is a little bit higher, but.
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