Wholesale Merchant Morike

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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."

Spot details

Address
Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Higashiwasemachi 108 map map Map
Phone
0764378960
Hours
9:00-17:00 (Admission until 16:30)
Closed
New Year's Holiday(12/28-1/4), OthersThere may be days when the facility is closed.
Fees
[Admission fee to view]Adults100yen, Free for high school students and younger
Parking Lot
Available(5spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Possible (not allowed on the tatami room)
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • 一度は訪れたい場所!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.01.19
    教科書では聞いた事がある北前船その問屋家屋が当時のまま残っている。この地域一帯が歴史的建造物保存地域なので当時にタイムスリップした感じを受けた。
  • 旧街道の真ん中あたりにある
    3.0 Reviewed : 2022.02.14
    大通りに→があり、迷わず旧街道に入れる。建物は梁がすごい。人数がある程度揃うと説明が始まる。入ってすぐ、商人が多勢入れるような広い座敷になっている
  • 北前船のもたらした富
    5.0 Reviewed : 2021.11.22
    江戸後期、瀬戸内海、日本海岸の港港で商売をしながら大坂と北海道松前を往復した北前船、歴史の教科書で必ず出てくるがその具体的なイメージを掴める。丁寧に案内していただき、そのもたらした富に思いを馳せた。この地区に北前船船の廻船問屋は20軒、森家はその二番手(一番手は隣の馬場家)で船を10艘持っていた。年1回の航海は50日で今の価値で6千万円の儲けがあったという。昭和30年代は工場のあった倉敷紡績の所有...

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