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Showa Roman Kura
Showa Roman Kura is a museum that was renovated from a rice storage warehouse (kura) built in the early 1900s. The inside displays vintage Japan from the early to mid 1900s and makes visitors feel like they've traveled back in time. In the facility, which has exhibits of old toys and models of residences, stores and classrooms, there are also restaurants where local specialties of Oita can be savored. The shopping streets that surround the Showa Roman Kura as its center are modeled as a "Showa town" so it is very enjoyable to walk around.
- 989-1 Shinmachi, Bungotakada-shi, Oita
- Contact No.
- From JR Usa Station, take bus towards Bungo-takada for 11 min and get off at Bungo-takada Bus Terminal
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00-17:00, restaurant "Shunsai" in Minami Kura is 11:00-17:00 (reservation required after 17:00)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 minutes
- Admission fee
- Common ticket 3 facilities: adults 830 yen, elementary, middle and high school students 580 yen
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Showa no Yumemachi Sanchome-kan
Showa no Yumemachi Sanchome-kan is a zone, where life in Japan from back in the mid 1900s can be experienced. Here, there are displays of home electronics that were starting to become popular back then such as refrigerators, and models of living rooms, kitchens and kid's rooms of Showa residences as well as school classrooms.
Showa Picture Book Museum
The Showa Picture Book Museum exhibits pieces of well-known children's book writerr Yoshisuke Kurosaki from Nagasaki and many other picture books. Please take a look as there are also displays of original pieces of fairy tales that are read and loved by the Japanese since old times such as Kaguya Hime, Momotaro, and Kintaro.
Dagashiya no Yume Museum (Candy Store Museum)
In the Dagashiya no Yume Museum, there is an exhibit of 60,000 nostalgic Japanese toys, that were handpicked from the museum director's collection of 250,000 dagashiya (old-style Japanese candy store) toys, the largest collection in Japan. You may encounter a rare treasure.
Recreation of a Showa Town
In the eight shopping streets in Bungo-takada, where Showa Roman Kura is located, there are around 40 stores that are modeled after the Showa-style buildings and some stores display historic items from the Showa period. There are also free bonnet buses operating on the weekends and holidays. Take a walk and explore this nostalgic townscape.