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Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum (奈良町からくりおもちゃ館)


Museum / Science Museum

Located inside a traditional Naramachi townhouse, this hands-on museum allows guests to touch and play with toys from yesteryear. The museum's permanent exhibits feature reproductions of mechanical toys from the Edo and later periods which guests can play with. It also hosts events including seminars where participants can try their hand at making toys.


Nara Pref. Narashi Inyouchou 7 (NaraArea)

phone 0742265656


Review of Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum

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Reviewed:2019/11/21 Brilliant fun
The mechanical toy museum is a must! Its free, which feels weird after having enjoyed our visit so much. The lady who was showing us around was very pleasant and spoke good english. Personally we...
Reviewed:2019/10/10 Perfect way to spend an hour
My family and MIL (from age 5-65) all enjoyed this toy museum very much, especially for a free activity on a hot morning! It’s small and quaint, and the staff are very friendly. We played with...
Reviewed:2018/08/06 Worth a visit!
We stumbled upon this tiny free museum on a v hot day trip from Kyoto to Nara. The gentleman at the museum spoke beautiful English and made us feel incredibly welcome. A real highlight was him...

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Nara Pref. Narashi Inyouchou 7 [map]
Wednesday, 12/29-1/3
* In the case of Public holiday, Days closed may change.
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          Nara Areas


          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.