The black plastered walls and white window sills are the trademark of the Kurokabe design. In the 1900s, the old bank was redesigned in the Kurokabe style to house the Kurokabe Glass Museum. Since then, Motohamacho has redesigned over 29 buildings in the Kurokabe design to facilitate museums, workshops, restaurants and cafes. The historical, yet fashionable design attracts many tourists to Kurokabe Square and they can enjoy the various experiences offered like making glass, stained glass workshops, making music boxes and other crafts related workshops.


12 – 38 Motohamacho, Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture