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Inden-ya Yushichi Uehara and Inden Museum


See the exquisite lacquer-based printing patterns of Yamanashi’s traditional artistic craft!
“Koshu Inden” is a traditional craft of lacquer-based printing on deerskin with over 400 years of history in Yamanashi prefecture.
This traditional technique was originally used to make armour and helmets for samurai warriors.
The deerskin selected for Koshu Inden is very light and soft, and the specialised leather products continue to be very popular today.
Leather items in a wide variety of colours and patterns are available at the shop.
The Inden Museum offers a display of this traditional craft including antique items and modern products along with precious historical documents and Inden manufacturing tools.
Address 〒400-0032 山梨県甲府市中央3-11-15
Phone 055-233-1100
Opening TimesInden-ya store opens from 10am to 6pm
Inden Museum opens from 10am to 5pm
ClosuresOpen every day (except the year-end and New Year holidays)
PricesAdult 200yen, Children (6-15) 100yen
* Holders of a physical disability certificate are entitled to free entry for themselves and a carer (please bring your certificate).
TransportA 15-minute walk from JR Kofu station
A 5-minute bus ride from the south exit of JR Kofu station to Chuo Sanchome bus stop
Car Park20 car parking spaces and one coach parking space available
Free parking