Aizu Ichiban-kan is a café with an antique decor on the first floor of the building that used to house the Kaiyo Iin hospital, where bacteriologist Noguchi Hideyo studied in his youth as a live-in helper and apprentice.
There are many other stylish cafes around the city, including one in an old brick building and another in a traditional Japanese warehouse setting. Be sure to include coffee time on your walks around the city.

The Aizu Ichibankan Museum

The former "Kaiyo Clinic" where Dr. Hideyo Noguchi received surgery and training. The first floor now features a café, and the second floor is a museum.

The Aizu Ichibankan Museum was once known as the Kaiyo Clinic, where Dr. Hideyo Noguchi underwent surgery for his burnt hand. Today, the first floor of the museum is a popular retro cafe, with house-roasted coffee and homemade cake. The second floor has become a museum. It was here where Dr. Hideyo Noguchi received treatment for his left hand and first became impressed by the beauty of medicine; later he learned the basics of medicine here, as a student. After enjoying the “World of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi ” museum, enjoy some coffee at the cafe- the beans used come from second home of Hideyo Noguchi. There are plenty of other things to see and do around the building on the dedicated “Hideyo Noguchi Youth Street”. After you have enjoyed the cafe, feel free to check out the church where he was baptized, or the home of Yamauchi Yone.

【TEL】0242-27-3750 【Business hours】8:00-20:00 【Regular holiday】Open throughout the year

【Fee】2nd floor: Hideyo Noguchi Youth(As of March 1, 2017)

【Access】By Bus: near the “Noguchi Hideyo Seishunkan Mae” city bus stop

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