Nakajima History Library

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Free Admission

The Nakajima Library has a unique semicircular shape, designed with the theme of "a coliseum of books." It's beautiful design and the sight of books packed tightly from floor to ceiling are stunning. This beautiful building has won awards such as the Good Design Award and the International Architecture Award. The internal wooden framework of the museum uses Akita cedar, which imparts both the nature and traditions of Akita. The ceiling makes use of traditional Akita techniques with its semicircular design that opens like an umbrella, and it gives off a spacious feeling. Additionally, the library is unusual in that it is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
 Nakajima History Library is also open to the public; those who are unaffiliated with the school may also use it within restricted hours. Over half of the library's collection is made up of foreign books, hence there are many foreign users of the library. Though it is a bit far from central Akita City, it is closest to Akita Airport, from which it can be reached 10 minutes by car. If you are returning home via Akita Airport, we wholeheartedly recommend heading to the airport a little earlier to come to visit the library by taxi. Even non-book lovers will be impressed by the scale of this library.
 ※The hours in which the library is open to the public are limited; please check the website for more information.

0.5 Hours
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Okutsubakidai, Yuwatsubakigawa, Akita City
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday : 08:30~22:00 Saturday : 10:00~18:00 Sunday : 10:00~22:00

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