Place : 21-1 Oomachi, Goshogawara, Aomori Tel: 0173-38-3232 Fax: 0173-38-4646 Admission: 600yen for adult, 450yen for highschool students, 250yen for junior and elementary school students. Open: 9:00~19:00(April-September), from October to March, it closes at 17:00 Holiday: Jan. 1 As for Aug. 4-8, and Aug. 13, and Dec. 31, please consult the museum. web site: http://www.tachineputa.jp/index.php
It was my second visit to this museum. For the rest of my family, it was the first time and on entering the exhibition room, six-storied building high human shaped huge floats rose before us and I heard my family let out exclamations behind me.
Poweful images play leading role in the summer festival held from 4th through 8th in August. I've never been to the festival, but a friend of mine who went to the festival told me that she had an impression that Godzilla was walking in the town.
I strongly recomment to visit this museum. On the six floor, there is a restaurant with a fine view of the town and on the third floor, there is a studio and you can see how Neputa float is made. If you are interested in this museum, please check its web site.
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。