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Wholesale Merchant Morike (北前船回船問屋森家)

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"This historic site, the location of a Meiji period shipping agent, is a 20-minute drive from JR Toyama Station. Many a fortune was made through shipping in Higashi-Iwase Port between the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Meiji period. The merchant ships of the period, kitamaebune (""northbound ships""), where also called ""double ships"" because you could double your money in each direction. You can truly feel the history of Edo period merchant shipping in this home, a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property built in 1878. The flowing style of the curator makes tours a lot of fun. The building's biggest attraction is its luxurious construction using high-quality materials from across Japan, including a door made with Yakushima cedar, Noto black pine beams, and a massive monolith from the Shodoshima Islands. The building's oi-no-ma (a room that serves as a kitchen and living room), kote-e (plaster relief pictures) depicting dragons and tigers, and nightingale floor passageway adjacent to the courtyard add to its stately manner."

place

Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Higashiwasemachi 108 (ToyamaArea)

phone 0764378960
place

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of Wholesale Merchant Morike

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/05/23 wasting time!
Do not go ! wasting time and energy plus money. nothing to see except empty street closing shop. haha
Reviewed:2016/04/03 Wealthy farmers home
This impressive Tokugawa-era home is wealth worth visiting if you are in Toyama and have some time.. It is well maintained and the English-language pamphlet offers an interesting introduction to the...
Reviewed:2020/03/21 江戸から明治にかけて活躍した北前船の問屋でしたよ!!
江戸から明治にかけて活躍した北前船の問屋でしたよ。

国の重要文化財に指定されているだけあった、当時の
繁栄を見ることができましたね!!

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Address
Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Higashiwasemachi 108 [map]
Area
ToyamaArea
Phone
0764378960
Hours
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Closed
New Year's Holiday(12/28-1/4)
Fees
[Admission fee to view] Adults100yen, Free for high school students and younger, group (20 people and above) 90yen
Parking Lot
Available (passenger car 10 spaces, large 3 spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available
Note
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 24, 2020 (Information as of May 18, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.