A variety of original museum goods are available in the reception area.

Newton’s 7-Colored Top and Benham’s Top (Set of 2)

One top demonstrates that sunlight is made up of 7 colors, and the other mysteriously displays bands of color.

500 yen (tax included)

Stroboscope (Paper craft)

This handcraft kit shows how video/movie imaging works.
( Click here for assembly instruction video. )

600 yen (tax included)

Body Rolling Upward (Plastic)

Strange roller that rolls uphill

700 yen (tax included)

Body Rolling Upward (Wood)

Strange roller that rolls uphill

700 yen (tax included)

Stereoscope (Including 4 photos)

Photographs appear in 3D when viewed through this viewer.

600 yen (tax included)

Cylindrical Mirror (Including 3 pictures)

Find out what is visible when the mirror is placed on the distorted pictures.

500 yen (tax included)

Ice Cream Spoon
(with a logo in two colors, white and beige)

Scoops ice creams easily due to thermal conductivity.

300 yen (tax included)

Japanese Towel

It is a desigh of “Illustration of Balloon Test”. This balloon was made by Shimadzu Genzo Senior.

1,200 yen (tax included)

Postcard Set A (Set of 5)

Includes images of the original Shimadzu Head Office, stained glass windows, illustrations of physics and chemistry instruments, cover page of Science Journal, and stroboscope image.

500 yen (tax included)

Postcard Set B (Set of 5)

Includes images of the DIANA X-ray system, induction electrostatic generator, Crookes tube, educational X-ray system, exterior of museum.

500 yen (tax included)

Postcard Set C (Set of 2, with stand/case)

Genzo Shimadzu Jr. rules for life: “People who interfere with business” and “People who destroy the family”

500 yen (tax included)

Guide Book

This booklet introduces exhibits in the museum and Shimadzu history.

300 yen (tax included)

Guide Book in English

An introduction to Shimadzu and the history of modernization in Kyoto, which was the background to the company’s activities

300 yen (tax included)

Video Instructions for Making a Stroboscope

Watch the video below to see how to actually make it!

the Visitors Navigation App


Download the app to your smartphone or tablet and use it to navigate around the museum (available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean). Please use earphones when listening to the audio guide.
Note: You can use the Visitors Navigation App more smoothly if you install it in advance.

Download on the App StoreGET IT ON Google Play