Located in Kurayoshi Park Square, the Tottori Nijisseiki Pear Museum is Japan's only museum dedicated entirely to pears. The museum showcases the history about the Nijisseiki Pear and the history of pears expansion and migration from China. Visitors can learn how pear cultivation has expanded over generations, as well as Tottori's unique history growing pears. The museum features hands-on workshops including arts and crafts using pear flowers and more. Be sure to visit the museum gift shop before you go to get pear products like pear cakes, tea, and paper. There's also merchandise based on the museum's mascot, a Japanese Nashi Pear. The museum recently was renovated to include information on the English Yellow pear in 2018. Stop by the new exhibit before heading over to grab pear ice cream next door to the museum.
Full List of Exhibits
Entrance - A display on the origins of Pears migration through the West and East from China.
Giant Nijisseiki Pear Tree - A giant pair tree symbolic of the Museum. It was donated by Kiyoomi Inamura and the branches spread over the museum. It is the largest Nijisseiki pear tree in Japan and its roots spreads for over 5 meters. The tree is over 70 years old and continues to be the symbol of pear making in Tottori.
Pear Theater - Theater retelling the history of farmers growing Nijisseiki Pears in Tottori. The theater even features farm tools that were actually used during the pioneer days of pear growing.
Growing Pears - Exhibit with models, videos, and panels detailing how pears are grown throughout the years.
Pear Garden - Garden filled with Nijisseiki, Yamanashi, and 10 other varieties of pear trees.
Theater - Theater filled with videos about the Path of Pear and Tottori, Soaring Towards the Future of Pear Production movies to learn about pear history.
Pear Art Gallery - Exhibit on the cultural aspects of pears.
Pear Kitchen Gallery - Sampling area for guests to try different types of pears.
Pears & People of the World - Exhibit filled with content how pears are enjoyed from around the world.
Garden of Wonder: Playing with Pears - An exhibit based on a pear farm where you are miniaturized and immersed in the world of Pear Growing.
Video Learning Booth - Section where pear experts from the prefectures teach you the secrets to growing top-quality pears.
Reference Exhibit - Exhibit filled with machinery and tools used in pear production.
Fruit Parlor - Section to enjoy a variety of pear juices & desserts.
Museum Shop - Standard Gift shop selling pear products and souvenirs.
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