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Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

A café with an impressive view on the Lake Shibayama
1)A café with an impressive view on the Lake Shibayama
2)Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice
3)Demonstration showing snow diamond dust

Let It Snow

The museum is dedicated to the memory of NAKAYA Ukichiro (1900-1962), a renowned scientist and essayist who was born in Katayamazu Onsen. Specializing in glaciology, he spent his life researching the formation of natural snowflakes and developed a device to produce artificial snow crystals. The museum shows Dr. NAKAYA's multifaceted achievements, offering various creative hands-on activities based on his experiments, such as creating diamond dust or making an ice pendant in the shape of a snow crystal. The museum cafe Fuyu no Hana (winter flower) presents a stunning view of Lake Shibayama.

Information

Nakaya Ukichiro Museum of Snow and Ice

Open: 9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Closed: Wednesdays (open if Wednesday is a national holiday)
Entrance fee: Adults ¥560; High school and younger, free
Access: 25 minutes by local bus from JR Kaga Onsen Station. Get off at ‘Yuki no Kagakukan Mae’, 1 minutes on foot.
Tel: 0761-75-3323
Address: I-106 Ushiozumachi, Katayamazu Onsen, Kaga, 922-0411 Ishikawa