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Akarenga (red brick) Folk Museum

Designed locally and originally the Akita bank (til 1969), the building had very high ceilings and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Hobart, Australia
Nice when combined with the Kanto Festival Exhibit

This is a very nice building with amazing architecture. It is an old bank, and you can even enter... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2016
Niigata Prefecture, Japan
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3-3-21 Omachi, Akita 010-0921, Akita Prefecture
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Designed locally and originally the Akita bank (til 1969), the building had very high ceilings and plenty of marble and woodwork to marvel at. The two exhibitions - by two metal work and wood cut artists were enjoyable, particularly the latter which gave insight into...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We found the Red Brick Building fairly easily, parked and went in. The parking was free and there were a few stalls available. We bought a joint ticket for this building and the City Folklore and Performing Art Center and it was a good deal!...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

It was a savings to pay the admission here that also included the Performing Arts Heritage Hall and neighboring historic house a few blocks down the street. This red brick building was interesting for it's architecture and history, but mostly for the upstairs exhibits of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is a very nice building with amazing architecture. It is an old bank, and you can even enter into the old vault. The building showcases the history of the bank as well as local folk art from Akita. It's inexpensive to enter and worth...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

It's a disappointment that when we arrive there just after 4.30pm, this place closed already for the day. Externally, it's nice architecture bright colored building. The garden also very nice.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Willow888
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We were recommended by the hotel staff and we anticipated lots of displays of local folk art. Set in a former bank, the building is quaint brick structure (Akarenga means Red Bricks in Japanese) with a lovely roof and turrets. Inside, it was great to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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