Nebuta Warasse is a museum which hosts the 5 “retired” Nebuta Festival floats that paraded the year before. (they are changed every year). This famous festival in Aomori is unique because it is not linked to any specific temple or shrine. Though there are many legends as to why, origin is still a mystery today. If you have never been to Nebuta Festival or missed it, you can not only view the floats here but also touch the ones in the touch Nebuta exhibit and experience a performance of Haneto dancing with live musical accompaniment. (three times a day on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays).
While we were there, we were also encouraged to learn the Haneto dance, and play the drums or cymbals!
In the museum section they also have a simulator where you can create your own Nebuta face. (It’s the blue thing in the back, it changes colors depending on what you pick on the screen) .
The museum also hosts a café, restaurant and gift shop.
Admission is found on the second floor and the prices for admission are as follows :
High School Student: ¥450
elementary/jr.high student: ¥250
If you decide to drive, there is a fee for parking (¥210 for a standard car for the first hour and an additional ¥100 every half hour). If you pay to enter the museum you are not charged for your first hour in the parking lot.
1-1-1 Yasukata, Aomori-shi