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NaraMachi Museum

14 Nishinoshinyacho, Nara 630-8334, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-5509
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Quaint museum

This museum had quite a collection of Jap items related to the town. Unfortunately all explanations... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Aeris S
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Adelaide, Australia
Small Museum that catches the spirit of old Nara

Obviously, someone has saved old things before they were thrown away and made a little museum... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Ulrich K
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Walhorn, Liege, Belgium
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Naramachi Museum exhibits various tools, signboards and other items used in the Edo and Meiji Periods. The owner of this museum is Mr. Tetsuro Minami, whose ancestor started mosquito net manufacturing business in 1907 in Naramachi. Many of the exhibited items were found in the old storehouse of his family or in their neighbors’ and friends’ houses. He and his father collected them with great care and efforts. They have altered part of their private residence to exhibit their collections. The museum is open to the public for free.
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9 Aug 2016
“Quaint museum”
17 May 2016
“Small Museum that catches the spirit of old Nara”
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14 Nishinoshinyacho, Nara 630-8334, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

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 a local photographer.

Thank Aeris S
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Obviously, someone has saved old things before they were thrown away and made a little museum. Gives you a good idea of the time a century ago. Inside there is even a little "active" shrine, at least some of the visitors were praying there.

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Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Smaller than expected but very fun. Included in the collection are the biggest plate in Japan (used to be for serving food to 100 people at an annual festival!), very old advertising placards used by old stores (my favorite part of the exhibition), as well...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2015

We were recommended by a friend to stroll around Naramachi area. After wandering with no direction, we noticed red and white mobiles hanging from the edge of the roof in front of houses. Then, there was an open house with lots of these red and...More

3  Thank asdaSap
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Reviewed 1 November 2014

This museum was near the traditional lattice house which we visited a few streets away. There is a large collection of artifacts from Nara and an interesting displays of the red monkey charms which are supposed to ward off evil. Good place to stop by...More

2  Thank Tawny12
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

This is an old merchant's house which one can explore from top to bottom. It is located in the oldest part of the city, where a number of merchants still live. There is no fee. A lady sits in the front who will show you...More

6  Thank Wendy T
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