Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Izu Teddy Bear Museum
The Izu Teddy Bear Museum is located in Izukogen and has all sorts of stuffed critters on display (mostly teddy bears of course). Included in the collection are some vintage teddy bears made in America and Germany in the early 1900s. Quite impressive. The displays also include some newer artist designed bears of all sizes, shapes, and colors. The second floor of the building is used as a gallery for special exhibitions, right now they're showing My Neighbor Totoro stuffed dolls and dioramas. And in addition to all this, there is a cute cafe and souvenir shop. We had a good time.