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Naramachi Museum奈良町資料館

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A private museum built in Naramachi (Town of Nara), an area which still retains an old-fashioned townscape. A portion of the owner’s home was remodeled to make a space for the museum. The museum presents the history and culture of Naramachi via folk custom materials, signs, Buddhist imagery, artwork, and old items once used as part of people’s everyday lives from the Edo to the Taisho periods. The museum also sells “migawari-saru (monkey),” local charms which provide protection from evil and harm. Museum entry is free. Closest station: Kintetsu-Nara Station.


Nara Pref. Narashi Nishinoshinyachou 14 (NaraArea)

phone 0742225509


Review of Naramachi Museum

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Reviewed:2018/08/09 Passion!
A small museum with huge passion. A rather eclectic collection of things from old Nara. Felt refreshing after visiting the more obvious sites with the crowds. Spent maybe 30-45 mins in there and I...
Reviewed:2018/07/11 A captivating experience hidden away
Deep within the maze of narrow streets in the old town of Nara, Japan, lies the historically-significant NaraMachi Museum (Japanese for Nara town). Thankfully, we had a private guide and native of...
Reviewed:2016/08/09 Quaint museum
This museum had quite a collection of Jap items related to the town. Unfortunately all explanations (at the time of visit) were in Jap only. However, there was a very nice exhibition of cat photos by...

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Nara Pref. Narashi Nishinoshinyachou 14 [ map ]
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[Admission fee]Free
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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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