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Naramachi Koshi no Ie Residenceならまち格子の家

Historical Monument

A museum which recreates the appearance of a merchant’s house in old Nara-machi, a style of living which existed from the end of the Edo through the Meiji periods. The building is also known as the “Eel Bed”) thanks to its narrow entrance and lengthwise design, which resembles an eel trap. Visitors can experience how life was lived in such houses and learn about the lives of townspeople during this time period.


Nara Pref. Narashi Gangoujichou 44 (NaraArea)

phone 0742234820


Review of Naramachi Koshino Ie

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/03/20 Lovely Surprise in the Backstreets of Nara
Its a free attraction, and fascinating to see how homes were once constructed--the literature was very helpful. We were actually walking between Harushika Brewery and Gango-Ji Temple in Naramachi...
Reviewed:2018/11/07 The Old Kitchen and Fresh Somen Noodles
Wonderful old temple at Gangoji on the Yamanobe no Michi trail. They serve somen noodles here. And there are two poetry monuments, both of which are profiled in Precious Stones, a delightful book...
Reviewed:2018/06/28 Delightful find
We stumbled upon this delightful house and enjoyed wandering through. It was a little insight into the traditional housing and courtyard garden. A lovely woman welcomed us in and offered an English...

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Nara Pref. Narashi Gangoujichou 44 [ map ]
Monday (next weekday if public holiday), next weekday after public holiday, New Year's Holiday (12/26-1/5)
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 19, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

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          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.

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