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[Niimi Nankichi Memorial Museum]

A memorial museum where you can immerse yourself in the gentle world of children's author Niimi Nankichi

Introducing Niimi Nankichi, a famous author of children's stories who was born in Handa and created masterpieces such as "Gon, the Little Fox" and "Buying Mittens". Through the permanent exhibition rooms and reading room inside the museum, you can get to know about the life and world view of Nankichi through manuscripts, diaries, and letters handwritten by Nankichi himself, dioramas that depict scenes from his works, and more. The exterior is also impressive, with a gentle curve that harmonizes with the surrounding landscape. There is a promenade in the adjacent "Nursery Tale Forest", so you can enjoy a rural mountain walk.
Posted photos Main A spatial performance that evokes images of Nankichi’s masterpiece, "Buying Mittens"
Three photos Upper left The memorial museum is characterized by the wave-like roof covered with lawn, upper right The exhibition room also has a video theater and audiovisual corner where visitors can immerse themselves in the world of Nankichi literature, lower Besides picture books and collections of children's stories, the shop also sells snacks and goods inspired by Nankichi’s works
Address Yanabe Nishimachi 1-10-1, Handa City, Aichi
Phone +81-569-26-4888 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
* Please check the website for details.
Holidays Every Monday, the second Tuesday of the month (The following day if it is a national holiday or substitute holiday), year-end and New Year
Admission fee Admission fee for exhibition room
Adults (senior high school student age and over) 210 yen
Children (junior high school student age and under) Free
Groups (20 persons or more) 170 yen
* Entrance is free if using the library room, cafe, and shop only.
Access Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, and walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station". Take the Meitetsu Kowa Line Limited Express for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Chita-Handa Station", and take a taxi for approx. 10 minutes.

updated on Mar 26, 2018

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