Up in the hills above Tsurugi town is the Ishikawa Insect Museum.
I was really taken by this Australian rainbow beetle which has a very beautiful shell. My daughter even got a button to where it says Australian rainbow Beetle on it. Many many display cases of new insects that I had never seen before at the Museum. Here in Japan summer vacation is the time for students to go with their parents and see all of the insects and often many of the students in elementary school use this time as a research for some summer project. So the place is full of kids checking out all the insects.
Insect museum has a very large room filled with butterflies. Today it was very hot and the windows were open to the outside allowing the air to flow through. As you walk around a curved walkway you can stop and enjoy that are size as they drink syrup dispensers throughout the room. It was a great place to take the family on the weekend.