Yanmar Museum | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Maibara Station 

[Yanmar Museum]

An experience-oriented museum where visitors can have fun operating machines like playing a video game

The Yanmar Museum is a "hands-on" museum where visitors can learn about the spirit of manufacturing that the company has nurtured for over a century. Learn about Magokichi Yamaoka, the founder of Yanmar who succeeded in developing the world’s first small diesel engine for practical use, and try operating real construction machines (no fee or reservation required) or piloting a leisure boat (no fee or reservation required). There are plenty of exhibitions for both children and adults to enjoy! If you're taking a break, head out to the outdoor terrace and rest your feet in the footbath, which is heated by an engine's waste heat. Check out the museum shop where you can get original merchandise of Yanmar's mascots, Yanbo and Mabo.
Posted photos Main Exhibition rooms introduce Yanmar's technologies, which are closely related to our life, as they are used in agriculture and fishery
Three photos Upper left The Magokichi Yamaoka Memorial Room introduces the achievements of the founder, upper right Yanmar Terrace is surrounded by a "biotope" where visitors can observe nature, and features a relaxing footbath perfect for taking a break, lower Rice transplanter experience (no fee or reservation required)
 
Address Sanwa-cho 6-50, Nagahama City, Shiga
Phone +81-749-62-8887 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Last admission is 60 minutes before the closing time)
Holidays Every Monday (The following weekday if Monday is a holiday or substitute holiday), December 25th to January 4th
* There are some unscheduled holidays and special opening days. * Please check the website for details.
Admission fee Adults 600 yen
Elementary school students and junior high school students 300 yen
Children under school age Free
Access Take the JR Hokuriku Main Line from "Maibara Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 9 minutes, alight at "Nagahama Station", and walk for approx. 10 minutes
URL https://www.yanmar.com/jp/museum/

updated on Sep 30, 2018

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