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Historical Monument

Kurokabe Square

黒壁スクエア

Long known by the nickname “the Kurokabe Bank (Black Wall Bank),” this remodeled former bank building houses the Kurokabe Glass Shop as well as a gallery and restaurant, and has come to be known as the largest space exhibiting glass crafts in western Japan. In addition to glass and porcelain, visitors can also enjoy trying their hand at making a diorama in the popular Kaiyodo Figure Museum.

LOCATION
Shiga Pref. Nagahamashi Motohamachou 12-38
PHONE
0749652330
Note
Temporary suspension:Currently closed (information as of May 8, 2020)*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Updated at: April 1, 2022 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2018-10-23
    Good place to stroll

    Went there mainly to visit Kaiyodo Museum but we found lots of good food! Try the sweet potato sweets, theyre worth it! more

    Date of visit:
    2018-02
  • Reviewed
    2018-06-19
    Great place to pick up beautiful glassware

    There are lots of great glass galleries in the traditional buildings around Kurokabe square. I picked up some unique pieces at very reasonable prices. more

    Date of visit:
    2018-05
  • Reviewed
    2017-10-10
    Glass shop and Figurine Museum

    The square is within easy walking distance of the train station, and the glass shop was the first place we stopped. I think I wandered around inside there for an hour, because there were so many cool... more

    Date of visit:
    2017-09
  • Reviewed
    2016-06-24
    a few streets to give the feel of an old town

    Went as part of a day trip to Hikone (in the morning) and here (in the afternoon). My guidebook and the local tourist info pitch the black colour of the shops exteriors as a selling point, and at a... more

    Date of visit:
    2016-03
  • Reviewed
    2015-11-28
    A historical place for a stroll

    We passed by Nagahama on the way to Hikone. The Square is a few restored buildings of the18th Century with souvenir shops for the local tourists. We tried out some of the local snacks which we... more

    Date of visit:
    2015-11
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