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Kusakabe Folk Museum

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Takayama’s old town district still boasts some of these merchant houses dating from the prosperous Edo period, when Tokyo was under Shogun rule.
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1-52 Ojinmachi, Takayama 506-0851, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed January 13, 2019

This is a beautiful building although sparsely furnished it still gives you a sense of life back in the day. We visited in winter so appreciated how cold these places can get! Wouldn't say this was a must see but a nice part of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nikki C
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Rebuilt in 1879, after a fire, in the style of the Edo period, this merchant's house contains a fascinating collection of woodcarving, lacquer-ware, porcelain and netsuke. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

Well worth a visit if you are in Takayama. On three floors, each one has interesting display of folk art and artifacts.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank TheAllennz
Reviewed August 2, 2018

The Kusabe family were successful merchants during the reign of the Tokugawa clan. Their store (Taniya) lent money to the public office. Later it was an exchange house. In 1879 it burned down and the present house was built in 1879 by Jisuke Kawashiri, an...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Sharon H
Reviewed June 9, 2018

An unusual place but very interesting to see how the gentry lived in days gone by. There ae some steps to the second level but plenty to see on the ground floor with a gift shop

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

This merchant' house converted into a museum is a good introduction into life in old time Japan. There are steep stairs so be mindful of that. But even the ground level is a good place to see a part of the country's beautiful heritage.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tyra P
Reviewed November 27, 2017

The current building is about 150 years old and has a wealth of family artefacts on display. If you are into Japanese history it is well worth a visit. Tea is given to visitors and there is a small shop on site. Don't forget to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank RodgerH74
Reviewed May 14, 2017

The house still belongs to the merchant's family who were in the timber business. Best to go with a guide who can give you a running commentary of what you are seeing. There is free tea in the courtyard. There is a tiny cabinet of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 28, 2017

A village that time has bypassed. Walking through this village with its thatched roofed buildings brought one back several centuries. Asian history buffs will enjoy this place

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Bob D
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

The owner of the house very kindly gave a talk of the history of his family and the house itself with good humour. There is much to see including a beautiful family shrine. You can sit to enjoy some tea after walking around.

Date of experience: April 2017
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