April 16, 2017

Glass Museum and Strawberry Farm in Suwa, Nagano, Japan

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    Garasunosato Museum is a glass museum that displays glass pieces by famous glasswork artists of Suwa. The museum showcases 20,000 pieces of glass products. Some of the pieces here change with the seasons but there are permanent displays as well. Guests can experience making glass candles, seals, beads and paperweights.

    Entrance of Garasunosato Museum

    The most expensive art piece in the museum because it’s made of glass and gold. This  is worth 200 million yen

    Top view: largest crystal ball with its beautiful hue reflection

    The glass shop. They have about 20,000 pieces of glass products. 

    A few minutes away from the glass museum is the Strawberry Farm where you can have the sweetest strawberries. The farm offers a 30-minute strawberry picking experience in which visitors may pick and eat as many strawberries as they like.

    Rows, rows of strawberries

    Pick all you can for 30 minutes.

    Details:

    Suwa Tourist Information
    suwakanko.jp/en/

    SUWA Garasu-no-sato Museum (Glass Museum)
    2400-7 Toyoda, Suwa City, Nagano

    Shimosuwa Travel Guide
    shimosuwaonsen.jp/travel/

    *This story first appeared in Philippine Primer magazine April 2017 issue.

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