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Deluxe Switch Kaleidoscope Making Experience

The “Deluxe Switch Kaleidoscope Experience” is also very popular with adults! You can make an authentic oil-type kaleidoscope by simply placing beads in a small bottle about 3.5cm high.

 Operation Period

All year round.

 Time Required

20~30 minutes (※time depends on the individual)

 Number of Participants



4,100 JPY– (tax included)

See detailed fee

[Notice] The museum will be temporarily closed from January 21st (Thursday) to February 28th (Sunday), 2021. The experience program is scheduled to resume from March 1st (Monday).
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You can freely change the small bottles (viewing cells) for endless enjoyment!
There are 6 types of pleasant wooden cases. You can choose your favorite case from Japanese cypress, maple, cherry, zelkova, teak and walnut.

Choose your favorite beads among the large variety, pour in the oil, then place whichever color glass balls you want inside the small bottle, then close the lid. You’ll you’re your own unique kaleidoscope like no other in the world!

Create your own special pattern with 3 spread out triangular mirrors. In addition, the small bottle (viewing cell) can be switched out, so if you make another small bottle, you can easily expand your kaleidoscope viewing selection.

You can also experience just making a small bottle! (650 yen)

*You are able to do the experience without a reservation, but groups should contact us in advance. For groups of over 20, please contact at least 1 week in advance.

Experience Program NameDeluxe Switch Kaleidoscope Making Experience
Activity LocationSendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum Experience Corner
Operator NameSendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum
Telephone Number022-304-8080
Time Required20~30 minutes (※time depends on the individual)
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimeAvailable during business hours.
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants20people
Important notes regarding participation*You are able to do the experience without a reservation, but groups should contact us in advance. For groups of over 20, please contact at least 1 week in advance.
Deluxe Switch Kaleidoscope Making Experience 4,100 JPY (Tax included)
Additional Small Bottle Making Fee650 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee, materials fee.
Method of PaymentPay on the day in cash, credit card, or e-money.
Meeting Spot1-2 Matsuba, Moiwa, Taihaku-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 982-0251
Meeting TimePlease inquire with the reception desk.
Access<By Public Transportation>
Please use Miyagi Kotsu Bus.
Take the bus towards Akiu Onsen and depart at “Matsuba” bus stop. (About 50 minutes from Sendai Station)※Please note the high-speed express bus will not stop here.

<By Car>
*15-min from Sendai-Minami IC /20-min from Sendai-Minami IC
*Prefectural Road 286 or 48, head towards Akiu Onsen.
We are located along the main road through Akiu Town, close to the entrance of the hot spring town. The cream-colored building with the red roof is the Sendai Kaleidoscopes Art Museum.
Free parking for 46 cars.
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursStaff will explain how to make the kaleidoscope.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Chinese (Simplified)/Chinese (Traditional)/Korean/Thai/Other
We can communicate in foreign languages using Pocketalk interpretation device.

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