王怡嘉If you do not catch up with the Nebuta Festival in early August, you can come to this exhibition hall if you want to see the famous big lantern. Goshogawara, Aomori, and Hirosaki each have a large lantern car exhibition hall. Goshogawara is a vertical lantern, Aomori is horizontal, and Hirosaki is fan-shaped.
The large lantern car displayed here is very huge, 5 stories high. First go directly to the top floor of the exhibition hall, and then walk down layer by layer. There are also festival singing and dancing musical instruments on the ground floor every hour.
However, there are not many trains to Goshogawara, which only run every 1-2 hours. The limited express trains are still reserved seats for all trains, and tickets need to be booked in advance during peak seasons
王怡嘉In Kinki Town in Goshogawara, you need to take the old-fashioned stove train from Goshogawara Train Station. Kinkicho is also the former residence of Osamu Dazai, so there are joint tickets for Shamisen Kaikan and Osamu Dazai’s former residence. The hall is divided into two parts, one is the exhibition room, which shows the origin of shamisen and various branch shapes. Press the button to listen to the sounds of different branches of similar instruments. The other part is the performance hall, where there are about 20 minutes of professional luthier performances every hour.