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Ohashi House

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3-21-31 Achi, Kurashiki 710-0055, Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

This attraction is the former home of the family that established the Ohara Museum and played a large role in the community over several hundreds of years. It is a chance to see a traditional house and learn about the family. We were accompanied by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank betteskid
Reviewed February 4, 2018

A lovely place to visit to experience a bit of Japan's history. The house is in a great condition, tours and guidance are available, and the garden is also fantastic. It is located in the centre of the Bikan historical quarter.

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Istvan Z
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Located just outside the Bikan Historic District, this home displays the architecture and some furnishings of a traditional Japanese home of a well-to-do merchant. Don't miss a quiet half hour stroll through a bit of history.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 4, 2017

Rich 18 century merchant's mansion converted into museum, traditional Japanese wooden architecture. Elegant simplicity. Tatami floors, sliding doors, small inner gardens to admire. Imposing front gate to prove the importance of the owner's family. 15-20 mins will do a spin.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank endis
Reviewed August 23, 2017

It was wonderful to walk around this old traditional merchants house on the tatami in bare feet that has been wonderfully preserved. A rare piece of history that is well worth exploring. The rooms are simplistically and elegantly furnished overlooking small tranquil courtyard gardens.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 137Paul
Reviewed April 11, 2017

A piece of history to not miss in this little city. A traditional house that you can visit, wandering in the rooms (without shoes), walking on the tatami, in the little garden. Sometimes some western furniture is mixed with the Japanese ones.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Helcanen
Reviewed October 29, 2016

This beautiful old house still has the feel of people living there. The rooms meander around several small courtyard gardens and rooms that you don't see everywhere made interesting viewing (e.g. the kitchen with its charcoal range and an original toilet). There is also a...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 22, 2015

The Ohashi house is down a side road but its well signposted and easy to get to from the historical quarter / train station. The staff are friendly and helpful, and there is information in English. The small entrance fee is well worth it! There...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank ChloCasabi
Reviewed May 8, 2015

This 200 year old merchant's house is recognised as an Important Cultural Property. The Ohashi family were involved in salt farming and financial business.

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Alan S
Reviewed February 1, 2014

Just a cross the street form the Bikan Historical Quarter lies Ohashi House. It's quiet there and one gets a good look into Japanese old style living. I love the tatami mat rooms that open up into the garden. A little museum style just right...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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