Ono Karakuri Museum

Location: 4-2-29 Ono-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0331
Operating hours: 09:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Closed: Wednesdays (If a public holiday, we close the following Thursday), 29th December-3rd January
Entrance fee: Adults 300 yen, High school students and below 200 yen


Ono Karakuri museum was built in 1996 to memorialize the great accomplishments of Benkichi Ono who was a master craftsman of karakuri (mechanical dolls) in the Edo period.


The museum consists of the main building, which contains exhibits, and the Kids Karakuri Experience Center It is located on the edge of the Kanazawa Port and faces the Japan Sea.


In the main building there is a biography of Benkichi Ono, and you can see Karakuri dolls with intricate artwork, wooden puzzles and commemorative objects. Explanations using movable Karakuri dolls are offered by the museum staff on request.


At the Kids Karakuri Experience Center, local volunteer groups, such as Karakuri Gakkai, offer hands-on activities for parents and their children about 25 times a year. Small children can make their own Karakuri and watch them in motion.










住所: 石川県金沢市大野町4-2-29
開館時間: 9:00~17:00(入館は16:30まで)  
休館日: 毎週水曜日(祝日の場合は翌日)および年末年始(12/29~1/3)
料金: 大人300円、小中高校生200円


External Related Links
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Ishikawa Prefecture Tourism League

Ono Karakuri Museum (Japanese)