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Fukata Kyuya Museum of Mountain Culture

The entrance of the museum
1)The entrance of the museum
2)A quiet Japanese room
3)Exhibition rooms

Where the Mountain-Lovers Flock

Set in a beautiful wooden building from the Meiji era (1868-1912), this museum is dedicated to the broader topic of mountains, as well as to the life and works of Daishoji-born mountaineer and writer, FUKATA Kyuya (1903-1971). With 73% mountains, the Japanese people have always had a special relationship with their mountains which are seen as the home of deities. This beautiful building is equipped with a library, cafe and common room and is an irresistible place for those who like mountains or mountaineering. The museum site has a huge, 600 year-old ginkgo tree, famous for its autumn foliage.

Information

Fukata Kyuya Museum of Mountain Culture

Open: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry, 16:30)
Closed: Tuesdays (open if Tuesday is a national holiday)
Entrance fee: Adults ¥350; high school students and younger, free
Access: 20 minutes on foot from JR Daishoji Station
Tel: 0761-72-3313
Address: 18-2 Banbacho, Daishoji, Kaga, 922-0067 Ishikawa
Website: http://www2.kagacable.ne.jp/~yamabun/