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Unzen Toy Musuem
Unzen Toy Museum (Unzen Omocha and Dagashiya-san Hakubutsukan) is located in the heart of the Unzen hot springs district. The conical roof is a hallmark of the store. The first floor offers over 2,000 toys and traditional inexpensive sweets, and the second floor is a museum that displays antique toys from the 1940s to 1980s. There are figures of popular Japanese TV characters, tin and celluloid toys, menko (Pog game) and coloring books. The shop owner has collected more than 5,000 pieces over the years. The store is always crowded with children and adults still young at heart.
- 310 Unzen, Kohama-cho, Unzen-shi, Nagasaki
- Contact No.
- +81- 957-73-3441
- 1 hour 21-min bus ride on Shimatetsu Bus (bound for Unzen) from JR Isahaya Station to Shimatetsu Unzen Eigyosho. 2-min walk from the bus stop.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- 9:00-18:30 (shop is open until 21:30)
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
- 200 yen (Free for shop on the first floor)
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Nostalgic Sweet Shop
The first floor is filled with nostalgic sweets and toys. You can also purchase tin toys, menko (game of slapping cards down to overturn opponent's) and photos of the Japanese pop icons from the past that are hard to find. For foreign tourists, the traditional toys and sweets will make for interesting souvenirs.
A Retro-feel to the Museum
The Toy Museum on the second floor displays old posters, toys and magazines from the 1940s to 1980s. It has valuable displays that are rare to find anywhere else. Anybody can have fun in this nostalgic place.
Over 5,000 Displays
Unzen Toy Musuem features over 5,000 nostalgic displays, such as antique plastic models, tin toys, Rika-chan dolls, celluloid masks, menko and stickers. There is also a valuable item (an antique tin toy car) that was authenticated by a Japanese TV program. The museum is an irresistible place for retro item enthusiasts.