高山昭和館 Takayama Showa Kan
- Around Takayama
- Travelko Rating
- ClosedOpen Every Day
Slip Back in Time to the Showa Period (1926-1989)
Takayama Showa Museum is a museum reproducing the city and people’s lifestyle in the Showa period (1926-89). It was the time when Japan turned to militarism during the two world wars, and also the time when Japan achieved rapid economic growth from the ashes of defeat.
In the museum, there are restaurants, appliance stores, barbers, toy stores, a post office, a movie theater, private houses, classrooms and many others. The walls are filled with posters from those ages, and many products and personal belongings are displayed. For example: radios, washing goods, cigarettes, magazines, aluminum school lunch box sets, etc. Those are all typical items from the Showa period. You can imagine the lifestyle of the time when Japan wasn’t rich or modern at all. By looking back at the old times, you can learn about Japan's struggle to become an economic developed country, and think about the future of Japan and other countries from now on.
Next to the entrance and exit, there is a small candy store. It sells cheap candies and toys from ¥10 (JPN). It’s a good deal to buy plenty of them for your friends. You can get a good souvenir. These are old candies that our grandparents used to love.
*Brochure in English is available.
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