OIDEYA Museum Complex: Footbath and Tourist Information
Presenting history and culture of Shimosuwa
OIDEYA is comprised of multiple facilities: Gishodo (a clock studio and museum), Hoshigato Museum Yanoneya (an obsidian museum), a footbath, and a rest area with all sorts of the town's tourist information. This makes it a great location to use as a base for walking around the town. You can even take part in a popular watchmaking experience here.
First floor offers seasonal information on walks around town via tourist brochures and digital signage, as well as a workshop studio where everyone from kids to adults have fun making clocks. The second floor is an exhibition room where visitors experience the history of time and clock through hands-on learning.
The courtyard hosts the world's first fully restored water powered clock tower Gishodai.
A black building next to the courtyard is another museum Yanoneya where you can learn about the history and relationship between Shimosuwa town and obsidian.
|Opening hours||March - November: 9:00am - 5:00pm |
December - February: 9:30am - 4:30pm
|Price||600yen... Adults (Elementary / junior high school students: 300yen) |
500yen... Groups of 20 people or more (Elementary / junior high school students: 250yen)
300yen... Person with disabilities / with valid disability certificates (Elementary / junior high school students:150yen)
*Same price paid by attendant for each person with disabilities.
|Address||3289 Shimosuwa Town, Suwa District|
|Closed||Open all- year-round|