Garasu-no-sato (Glass Village)

Garasu-no-sato (Glass Village)
Garasu-no-sato (Glass Village)
Garasu-no-sato (Glass Village)
Garasu-no-sato (Glass Village)
South West of Hiroshima

This glass museum has great selections of glass, from precious ancient glasses of the B.C. 15th century to the glasses, which were used on a daily basis from Edo era to early Showa era, is exhibited. There is Modern World Glass Art Museum exhibiting the artworks performed by glass-craft artists of the world, and other types of museum like World Beads Museum, Glass Castle, World Glass Museum, and some restaurants are there. You can experience various glass makings, including a muddler making in using a gas burner, sandblast, hand gravure, glass blowing, stained glass, and Shippo-yaki. At beads shop, the product lineup consists of more than 10,000 kinds of beads, known as one of the largest beads shop in the country. They have some other collections of beads related to fancy works.


Address :
2-12-25 Obayashi, Asakita-ku, Hiroshima-shi 731-0201
Phone :
Opening Hour :

10:00 a.m.~17:00 p.m.

Official website URL :
Access :

[Car] Approx. 20min. from Hiroshima-kita IC of Chugoku Expressway. Or. Approx. 30min. from Hiroshima IC of Sanyo Expressway.

[Public] Approx. 1hr from JR Hiroshima Station or Hiroshima Bus Center. Get off at "Shita-obayashi" and take a minute walk.

Fee :

Admission: (pay zone) Adult 1,000yen, high school: 700yen, middle & elementary: 500yen *The other facilities except in pay zone are free. Experience: 500yen ~ 3,000yen. *10% off discount is available for school group or the group with 20 and more. *Please ask us about the capacity for the experience of glass-making.



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