The Uozu Buried Forest Museum 魚津埋没林博物館

3,000-year-old tree roots are on display!

This museum introduces visitors to two of Toyama's wonders: the buried forest and the mirage. Also known as "Nekko-Land" (nekko means 'root' in Japanese), it is the actual site where some 2,000 years ago, a 500 year old tree were buried and preserved. An important find demonstrating the change in weather and environment that the region has undergone since the Jomon period, the buried forest has been designated as a Special Natural Monument of Japan. Feel the history; the display room is like a cap which has been placed on the original excavation site. The adjacent rest area "Mirage", and the museum's surroundings have been designated by the city as a "harbor oasis" and place of interest. This is the main area where mirages are visible in the spring, and there is a lookout point set up specifically for spotting mirages.

Kurobe / Unazuki


Address 937-0067 富山県魚津市釈迦堂814
Telephone Number 0765-22-1049
Fax Number 0765-23-9105
Opening Times 9:00-17:00 (Last entry at 16:30)
Closed Closed on New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and occasionally closed on other occasions.
Prices Adult: ¥640 (high school student and older)
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥260
Car Park Parking for 100 vehicles (including 6 buses) is available free of charge
Getting There A 25-minute walk or 5-minute car ride from Uozu Station on the Ainokaze Toyama Railway
10 minutes by car from the Uozu Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway
Notes Barrier free: Wheelchair loans available, wheelchair accessible elevators, automatic doors, slopes, accessible toilets
Seeing-eye / service dogs are welcome
Baby stroller loans available

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