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Introducing pharmaceutical history with a medicinal botanical garden

Naito Museum of Pharmaceutical Science and Industry

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A comprehensive pharmaceutical museum. The Naito Museum of Pharmaceutical Science and Industry has collected pharmaceutical signboards and materials from all over Japan, and currently holds approximately 65,000 historical materials and 62,000 books.
The exhibition space shows a number of items including charms against bad luck (yaku-yoke), pharmaceutical history inherited from China, and Western medicine (from the Netherlands) acquired in the Edo Period. The valuable historical items exhibited in this Museum are exceptional, including Siebold’s medicine box, the Kaitai Shinsho (“New Text on Anatomy”) written by Genpaku Sugita and others, anatomical drawings and surgical tools from the end of the Edo Period, signboards and pharmaceutical equipment.
In addition, approximately 600 medicinal plants can be observed in the botanical garden.

Access From Nagoya Station to Owari Ichinomiya Station on the JR Tokaido Line – Ogaki direction (approx. 10 mins, 290 yen), From Owari Ichinomiya Station to Kawashimakuchi Bus Stop by Meitetsu bus – Kawashima direction (30-40 buses/day, approx. 25 mins, 480 yen), approx. 20-minute walk from Kawashimakuchi Bus Stop
Opening hours 9:00-16:30
Admission fees Free of charge
Closed Mondays,Year-end and New Year holidays
Time of tour(s) Approx.60 mins
Address 1 Kawashima Takehaya-cho, Kagamihara City
TEL 0586-89-2101
H P http://www.eisai.co.jp/museum/infomation/index.html(Japanese)
http://www.eisai.co.jp/museum/english/index.html(English)

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