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Gunze Museum

The story of people, textiles, and technological progress is presented in this museum in three parts: the History Storehouse, Fashion Storehouse and Innovation Storehouse. Adjacent to these are the Mulberry Garden, where mulberry trees from around the world grow, and the Gunze Memorial Hall showing the history of the company. Since 2010, the Ayabe Rose Garden is also open to the public thanks to cooperation from the citizens of Ayabe.

Basic information

NameGunze Museum
Access【By car】From Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway, Ayabe Interchange, approx. 5 min. From Kyoto-Jukan Expressway, Ayabe-Ankokuji Interchange, approx. 10 min.
【By train】From north exit of JR Ayabe Station (JR San’in Main Line / Maizuru Line), approx. 10 min. walk. Or, take the Aya Bus from south exit of JR Ayabe Station and get off at Gunze-Ayabehonshamae (short distance from bus stop)
Business hours10:00-16:00
HolidayTuesday (when Tuesday is a public holiday, open Tue. and closed Wed.)
TEL0773-43-3181(Mon- Fri) 0773-43-1050(Sat- Sun)
PriceGarden admission free
Remark*Open days / times for Gunze Memorial Hall
Friday (Closed on public holidays)

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