The Ohashis’ House

Historical Monument
This building has the architecture of a merchant’s house and is located in Kurashiki City. The Ohashi family were large land-owners who made their fortune developing fields for drying salt and fields for growing rice in the late Edo period. The house has a Nagaya-mon gate which faces the street, while the main house is arranged with features such as having a front garden which is separated by a gate. The house was designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan in 1978.

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Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 3-21-31 map map Map
[Usually] 9:00-17:00
*Subject to change depending on the situation
[Mar.-Nov.]open everyday
[Dec.-Feb.]Friday, 12/28-1/3
[Admission fee]
[Senior Citizens(Over 65)]350yen
[Elementary/Junior High School Students]350yen
Parking Lot
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Available(kurashiki Free Wi-fi)
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Possible (use a pet carrier bag, etc.)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Historical house:A gem to visit
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.12.19
    We saw the signage along the road and followed it to Ohashi House. This old historical house is preserved for all to see, for a small entry fee. Explore the gardens and interior. It is beautifully...
  • Elegant merchant house
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.05.13
    The existing house and the rice storehouse were built around 1796. The Ohashi family moved to Kurashiki in 1705 and become a large land owner and made a fortune in rice and salt farming as well as in...
  • Interesting visit with delightful docent
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.10.04
    This attraction is the former home of the family that established the Ohara Museum and played a large role in the community over several hundreds of years. It is a chance to see a traditional house...

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