The Hamamatsu Diorama Factory
A venue in Hamamatsu which Takuji Yamada fans from all over Japan can visit in order to see his works.
The Hamamatsu Diorama Factory is on display on the third floor of the central building of Zaza City in Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, from 17 March 2012 until 17 September 2012. By displaying the works of locally born professional scenic model maker Takuji Yamada (famous for his nostalgically evocative scale models of scenes from the Showa period) and recreating his workshop within the building, we have created a venue in which to show the children of Hamamatsu and our tourist visitors the splendor of his craftsmanship, as well as to convey to a wider audience the fascination of model-making and diorama-making as a hobby.
In an effort to create a new tourist landmark that could help to revitalize the whole of Hamamatsu, the Council for the Future of Hamamatsu (an NPO) planned the Hamamatsu Diorama Factory as the first step in the creation of a street running as far as the Musical Instruments Museum outside Hamamatsu Station, along which tourists visiting our building can enjoy walking.
When you visit Hamamatsu, please also come and visit the Hamamatsu Diorama Factory, which is located on the third floor of the central building of Zaza City, five minutes' walk from JR Hamamatsu Station. We would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to all.
|Entry||adults, 400 yen; high-school and junior-high-school students, 200 yen; elementary school students and younger, free of charge|
|Period of opening||17 March 2012 (Saturday)–17 September 2012 (Monday)|
|Opening hours||10:00–19:00 (admission until 18:30)|
|Closed||5 September (Wednesday)|
The exhibition will be closed on the following days due to Zaza City's own calendar.
Closing days of 2012 are as shown below.
5 September (Wednesday)
Please note that the venue will be closed on the days listed above.
There may also be days on which Zaza City closes unexpectedly at short notice. We will post this information on our website as soon as we are notified.
※There may also be days on which Zaza City closes unexpectedly at short notice. We will post this information on our website as soon as we are notified.
- Five minutes' walk from JR Hamamatsu Station or Entetsu Shin-Hamamatsu Station
By local bus within Hamamatsu
- Entetsu bus to Zaza City Mae
Alternative stops: Kajimachi; Chuo-dori, Tamachi; and Denmacho
- Hamamatsu Kururu circular bus routes
Western loop: One minute's walk from either the Sakanamachi or Kajimachi stop
Southern loop: One minute's walk from the Chuo Yanagi-dori stop
- From the Hamamatsu West interchange on the Tomei Expressway to Zaza City, Hamamatsu: 10.4 km, approximately 30 minutes' drive
- From the Hamamatsu interchange on the Tomei Expressway to ZazaCity, Hamamatsu: 8.7 km, approximately 16 minutes' drive
- From the Hamamatsu North interchange on the Shin-Tomei Expressway to Zaza City, Hamamatsu: 17.4 km, approximately 39 minutes' drive
See Takuji Yamada's workshop for yourself!
By constructing a studio within the building and allowing people to see Takuji Yamada's workshop at close hand, we are revealing to a wider audience the splendor and intricacy of his craftsmanship and the fascination of model-making as a hobby.…FLOOR GUIDE
Collectible souvenir items created specially for the exhibition are on sale.
A small shop at the Hamamatsu Diorama Factory sells souvenirs. The shop is accessible both from within the building and from outside. We hope that you will purchase some of the modeling items and souvenirs that are on offer during your visit. …SHOP
Official pamphlet for the Hamamatsu Diorama Factory
We completed the official pamphlet for the Hamamatsu Diorama Factory in time for the opening of the exhibition.
The pamphlet can be purchased for 300 yen at the museum shop at the venue. The pamphlet describes places of tourist interest in the area surrounding Hamamatsu Station, which includes the Diorama Factory. It is full of useful information, including descriptions of local delicacies and shops.…more
The most eye-catching museum items are the 3D crystal replicas of works by Takuji Yamada.
Limited editions of museum items in the form of 3D laser figures that are copies of figures featured in the dioramas of Takuji Yamada (as recommended by our product development team) are also on sale. These are available in large, medium, and keyholder sizes. …more