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Imanishi family residence今西家

Historical Monument

In the Edo period, the Imanishi family ruled the area as town heads and was even granted the right to self-government. This former residence, designated an Important Cultural Property, belonged to the family. The white mortar walls and traditionally tiled roof of this magnificent, fortress-style structure create a striking impression. The spacious interior is comprised of a dirt floor room and various other furnished rooms.

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place Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 3-9-25
phone 0744253388

Review of Imanishike Residence

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/25 せっかく行くなら見ておきたい場所
予約が必要ですが、当日電話でも大丈夫でした。 とてもわかりやすく説明していただきました。 今井町の歴史がよく理解できました。
Reviewed:2018/06/06 国宝級
今西家は今井町の歴史と共にあり、織田信長と戦い今井町を守ってきたという時代背景があり、今もその子孫が住まれて家を引き継いできた事が素晴らしい。
寺院仏閣や権力者の建造物だけでなく、これこそを国宝に指定していただきたいものだと思いました。
Reviewed:2018/05/04 ご説明が素晴らしい
今井町に着いてからダメ元でホームページ記載の電話番号にかけたところ、見学可能という嬉しいお返事。女性の方が、大変わかりやすく説明して下さいました。町の裁判所の役割を担っていた、牢屋も併設されていた、大阪の向いた方角は厳しい城郭のような外観になっている等、他の商家とは異なるこの建物の仕組みとなりたちがよく分かりました。見学を強くお勧めします。

Details

Address

Nara Pref. Kashiharashi Imaichou 3-9-25 [map]

Phone

0744253388

Hours
10:00-17:00 (Final Admission 16:30)
Closed
Monday (next weekday in the case of Public holiday), New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Admission fee] Adults 400 yen, Junior High School Students Below 200 yen Group collective discount of 10 yrs or more 300 yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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    There is no IC nearby.

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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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