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Planned exhibition “Back to the Retro Japan”


November 23 (Wed/Holiday), 2022 – March 5 (Sun), 2023

The exhibition introduces the changing of people’s lifestyles through a collection of “retro" and commonly-used tools from 40 to 150 years ago. This year marks the exhibition’s 27th anniversary. The exhibition can be enjoyed by both children and their families, as it introduces past lifestyles through many diorama-like displays of street corners and home interiors, and various documents.


Event period November 23 (Wed/Holiday), 2022 – March 5 (Sun), 2023
Closed Every Monday (open January 9), December 28 (Wed) – January 3 (Tue), January 10 (Tue)
Hours of operation 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Entry until 4:30 pm)
Venue Special exhibition room and lounge on the 1st floor of Gifu City Museum of History
Admission fee 310 yen (250 yen) for high school and up; 150 yen (90 yen) for elementary/junior high school students

* Discounted prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.

* Free admission for those below. (ID/proof required for ① and ②)

① Gifu-City residents of age 70 or older

② Holders of physical disability certificate, mental disability certificate, rehabilitation certificate, or medical care recipient certificate for intractable diseases and one attendant

③ Junior high school students and younger visitors, and accompanying family members (of high school students and older) on December 18 (Sun), January 15 (Sun), and February 19 (Sun)

④ Elementary / Junior high school students in Gifu City

- We take measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. Depending on the crowd size, we may restrict the number of admissions. We would appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

“Nan-demo-ya (Jack of all trades)” Store

  • “Nan-demo-ya (Jack of all trades)” Store
    * The image shows last year's exhibition.
  • The “Nan-demo-ya” store is open during the exhibition period. Please check out the retro toys that they sell!
    * Admission fee is required.

Retro Toy Making Workshop

A retro toy making workshop is held at the exhibition site.
Please take advantage of this opportunity and stop by.

* Workshops require a separate fee from the exhibition admission fee.
Please note that visitors may be asked to wait depending on how crowded it is on the day of the workshop.

Schedule and Fee
December 18 (Sun), 2022Karakuri Miyakodori (paper bird)500 yen (materials included)
January 8 (Sun), 2023Battledore Keychain400 yen (materials included)
February 19 (Sun), 2023Personal Hina Dolls400 yen (materials included)
* No reservation required
Hours Each day from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Place Workshop area in the special exhibition room on the 1st floor of the Gifu City Museum of History
Instructors Roku, Harue Morishima
  • Karakuri Miyakodori (paper bird)
  • Battledore Keychain
    Battledore Keychain
  • Personal Hina Dolls
    Personal Hina Dolls
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