Toyama Glass Art Museum (富山市ガラス美術館)

We went to Takayama on 2016 and we fell in love with the city. So, this year we went back for more. Last time we went to Takayama, we went directly from Kyoto and went by Nagoya on the way back. So this time, we wanted to take a different route. We took the Hokuriku Shinkansen, stopping at Toyama for around 4 hours before continuing to Takayama.

We had lunch then went to Toyama Glass Art Museum (富山市ガラス美術館, Toyama Glass Bijutsukan). We took the city tram from Toyama Station (富山駅) and got off at Nishicho (西町) for ¥200.

Inside Toyama City Tram Model 700 – 富山地方鉄道7000形電車

From Nishicho stop, we only need to cross the road and there we are at the Toyama Glass Art Museum. It was very cold that we didn’t even think about taking a picture of the building.

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We went inside and paid the ¥200 admission fee. We rented a locker for ¥100 (a deposit, you’ll get the money back after use). Then went went to the second floor which has a souvenir shop and a cafe. There’s also several arts displayed on the level. Around half of the third, fourth and fifth floors holds the city library. While the fourth and sixth floor holds a permanent exhibition. We weren’t allowed to take any pictures of the fourth floor exhibition, but we’re free to take pictures of the sixth floor exhibition


We covered the whole museum in less than one hour. But since the weather was so cold outside, we decided to stay put for another hour and skipped Toyama Castle.

Address: Japan, 〒930-0062 Toyama-ken, Toyama-shi, Nishichō, 5−5−1
Entrance Fee: ¥200
Permanent and Special Exhibition: 09:30 – 18:00
Cafe and Museum Shop: 09:30 – 19:00
Gallery1,2: 09:30 – 21:00
Closed: First and Third Wednesdays, Year end and New years holiday

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