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Kurokabe Square, Nagahama

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At Kurokabe Square, you'll find a variety of traditional buildings offering various distinct and well-crafted glassware. The city is renowned for its history of glass production, and around this small district, you'll find anything from high-end wares costing tens of thousands of yen, to something a little more wallet-friendly. At the reputable vendor "Kurokabe Glass," you can absorb a few floors worth of glass, including bowls, drinks receptacles, and ornamental animals, as well as taking the opportunity to learn some skills at daily glass-blowing workshops. Kurokabe Square is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Nagahama Edition.
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  • Went as part of a day trip to Hikone (in the morning) and here (in the afternoon). My guidebook and the local tourist info pitch the black colour of the shops' exteriors as a selling point, and at a f...  more »
  • We passed by Nagahama on the way to Hikone. The Square is a few restored buildings of the18th Century with souvenir shops for the local tourists. We tried out some of the local snacks which we uniquel...  more »
  • Agree with all the comments though some of the glass products were not great. But a lot of nice shops with interesting stuff. However, sadly we were very disappointed with the Andoh house which is une...  more »
  • Worth a visit if you are interest to see old japanese street and traditional house.
  • I heard that this City was once recorded as the best place to live in Japan…  With such a great Historical background
  • Very nice place. You should visit this at least once when visiting Nagahama.
  • But still expensive :)
  • nagahama is a quiet city, nice!