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Former Imai Family Residence and Mino History Museum旧今井家住宅・美濃史料館

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This is the former residence of the Imai family who were wealthy merchants in what today is Mino City. Originally built in the middle of the Edo Period, it was reportedly expanded in the early Meiji Period. As paper merchants and the head of the village, they were extremely wealthy, and the house was the most splendid in the region. The Meiji Period addition included a three-meter skylight. The courtyard has an elegant suikinkutsu, used to make a special dripping sound, and has been designated as one of the Top 100 Soundscapes of Japan. Mino historic museum is at the back. Its Udatsu Kura has displays on udatsu (old roof ridges) and you can learn about Niwaka (an impromptu comic play) in its Niwaka Kura.

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place Gifu Pref. Minoshi Izumichou 1883
phone 0575330021

Review of Mino History Museum Former Imai Family Residence

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Reviewed:2013/09/09 Worth to spend a morning to experience the old time of japan
Mino is a small town in Gifu. the area is quite and relax. hardly to see other tourists even on Sat. Most historical buildings are located at main street. Tourist centre is the best place to buy...
Reviewed:2012/03/19 Lots of history here and hardly any tourists
We liked this place - it was very quite and relaxing. You can see just how traditional Japanese used to live here. It is well presented and informative. I would definately recomend it
Reviewed:2018/11/12 歴史を感じる豪邸



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[Apr.-Sep.] 9:00-16:30
[Oct.-Mar.] 9:00-16:00
※ Admission is 15 minutes closing Hours
Dec.-Feb.'s Tuesday, Public holiday of the public, The next day of the public holiday, 12/29-1/3
※ Open if Tuesday is Public holiday/Holiday (excluding 12/29-1/3)
[Admission fee] Adults (High School Students and above) 300yen, Group (over 20 people) 250yen
[2 common tickets with Mino Washi AKARI Art Hall] Adults (High School Students or more) 400yen
[Mino Washi AKARI Art Hall/Mino Washi no Sato Hall tickets with 3 venues] Adults (High School Students and above) 800 yen
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Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan's greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture's traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.

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