Uwa Rice Museum

宇和米博物館

Learn about the cultivation of rice in Uwa, Ehime’s rice-producing district
An old wooden primary school in Uwa was moved and reconstructed for this museum now housing exhibitions about the local rice industry. The museum contains samples of over 80 varieties of rice, along with the tools and machinery used in the traditional production of rice. There is a serene view of the local rice fields outside surrounded by rows of traditional farm houses and the museum is also home to the unique “Z-1 grand prix”, a cloth-wiping race down the building’s 109-meter corridor – a popular event that attracts entrants from within and outside the local region!
Address 愛媛県西予市宇和町卯之町2-24
Phone 0894-62-6517
Business HoursOpen 9am - 5pm (Last admission at 4:30pm)
Days Closed for BusinessClosed on Mondays (except public holidays, in which case the museum is closed the next working day) and 29 December to 3 January
PriceFree admission
Experience a cloth-wiping race: 200yen per person
Directions(Closest bus stop)
By Uwajima Jidosha Bus: Seiyo-Shiyakusho-Mae bus stop (10 min.)
Parking50 car parking spaces and 4 coach parking spaces available
Free parking
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