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The Ohashis’ House大橋家住宅

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.


Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 3-21-31 (KurashikiArea)

phone 0864220007

[Normal] 9:00-17:00
[Apr.-Sep. Saturday] 9:00-18:00

Review of Ohashi House

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/04 Interesting visit with delightful docent
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...
Reviewed:2018/02/05 Splendid traditional merchant house and garden
A lovely place to visit to experience a bit of Japan's history. The house is in a great condition, tours and guidance are available, and the garden is also fantastic. It is located in the centre of...
Reviewed:2017/12/27 Well preserved traditional house with interesting history
Located just outside the Bikan Historic District, this home displays the architecture and some furnishings of a traditional Japanese home of a well-to-do merchant. Don't miss a quiet half hour...

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Okayama Pref. Kurashikishi Achi 3-21-31 [ map ]
[Normal] 9:00-17:00
[Apr.-Sep. Saturday] 9:00-18:00
[Mar.-Nov.]open everyday
[Dec.-Feb.]Friday, 12/28-1/3
Adults550yen, Senior Citizens(Over 65)350yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students350yen
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          Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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