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Akarenga (Red Brick) Folk Museum

The Akarenga Folk Museum is a Western-style building (designated as important cultural asset by Japanese government) built at the end of the Meiji era to serve as the then headquarters of Akita Bank. The exterior was done in the Renaissance style, while the interior was done in the Baroque style. It houses Akita’s traditional crafts, woodblock prints by Tokushi Katsuhira, and a room commemorating the living national treasure Shiro Sekiya.

Akarenga (Red Brick) Folk Museum
Phone Number:
December 29-January 3 and unscheduled closings to change exhibits
Business Hours:
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Adults:200 yen, high school students and younger are free of  charge (Group rates and tickets that include access to the Folklore and Performing Arts Center are available)/ Annual passport: 500 yen
Free (8 passenger cars)
About 15 minutes from Akita Station on foot.