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Shinise Memorial Hall

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So much to see here!

This historic wooden townhouse was the original site of the Nakaya Pharmacy (now in another... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Port St Lucie, FL
Interesting displays in the pharmacy and beautiful local handicrafts.

Very reasonable entry charge, only 100 yen. Well organised and labelled displays of old artefacts... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Sue K
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Originally a Chinese pharmacy, this 120-year-old building has remnants of the pharmacy, a tearoom and a collection of Kanazawa crafts and tools.
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2-2-45 Nagamachi, Kanazawa 920-0865, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-220-2524
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A trove of interesting treasures: from beautiful Termari to an intricate flower display made of candy (loved this!) Run by a fantastic and knowledgeable team: the woman at the ticket booth was a delightful and welcoming host, who introduced our group to impressive origami --...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

This was well worth stopping by - the exhibits were interesting and well laid out. Signage was also in English which made everything more enjoyable as we could understand the history.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The hall is a tribute to various trades, not just pharmacists. While the pharmacy section and the building itself are impressive enough, the highlight has got to be the amazing local crafts on display upstairs. That and the concept of MEDICINAL SAKE.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Honestcouple
Reviewed 7 January 2018

It uses a relocated old pharmacy to display traditional lives. I did not expect much, but I learned it has gotten one-star from Michelin. A bit DIY-like, but I enjoyed its Temari (Traditional Japanese Handball) and other exhibits a lot.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 175ryusukem
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Described as a pharmacy museum, I almost didn't bother entering, but it was only 100 yen, so I thought I'd have a quick look. The pharmacy museum on entry was OK, but not terribly interesting, but I absolutely loved the displays of traditional crafts past...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This historic wooden townhouse was the original site of the Nakaya Pharmacy (now in another location) and was donated to the city in 1987. The family were purveyors of Eastern medical supplies, hence the nickname "Shinese Pharmacy". I don't know about their line of descent....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 19 June 2017

If it wasn't for the lecture one Japanese professor gave us on where to take our shoes off, we wouldn't even remember this small old house. It used to be a shop and is now open to the public, another of these old houses. Nice...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank PVR2
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Very reasonable entry charge, only 100 yen. Well organised and labelled displays of old artefacts and local crafts.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sue K
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is in the heart of the Samurai district. It is the old merchants house, now a museum. Entry is only ¥100. The rooms feature an old apothecary, rooms containing thread balls. These were made by mothers and given to daughters prior to marriage (better...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank ExiledDonkey
Reviewed 27 April 2016

The building was once a 'Pharmacy' but is now a look at the past as a typical merchant establishment now maintained as a museum. There are two floors including an exhibition room. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Allan C
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