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Other Places of Interest
=== Other Places of Interest ===
* '''Anno Museum of Art''' - Art museum that specialises in Mitsumasa Anno, who was born in Tsuwano. There is also a planetarium, a reproduction of Anno's home studio space and an old 1930's style elementary school classroom.
* '''Hori Tei-en''' - While not near the center of town, this is a great place to visit. The residence of the Hori family, the estate consists of a main building, a very beautiful garden, and guest house. Open 8AM-5PM. (9AM-4PM during winter season). From Tsuwano station take the Iwami Kotsu Bus for Nagano. Get off at Hori Teien (23 min.)
* '''Katsushika Hokusai Museum of Art''', Tonomachi Road. A small, but nice Hokusai museum. Hokusai is the artist that made 2 of the most famous Wave of Kanagawa ''ukiyo-e'' (woodblock print) pictures, although that work is not housed here. The first print of the Hokusai Manga was discovered here. The museum owns over 1000 of his works. English language books about Hokusai are available at the front desk. Entrance fee is about 500 yen.
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