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Delightful find

We stumbled upon this delightful house and enjoyed wandering through. It was a little insight into... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Vivien W
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Melbourne, Australia
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Historic housing

We stumbled upon this while exploring the old town area.This was free and is self-guided. It's... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Brandon W
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Edmonton, Canada
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44 Gangojicho, Nara 630-8332, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this delightful house and enjoyed wandering through. It was a little insight into the traditional housing and courtyard garden. A lovely woman welcomed us in and offered an English description of the house as we left she gave us an origami “gift”-...More

Thank Vivien W
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We stumbled upon this while exploring the old town area.This was free and is self-guided. It's beautiful and simple.

2  Thank Brandon W
Reviewed April 21, 2018

I stumbled upon this while looking for some temples and shrines. This remained open when some of the temples and shrines were closed. This was free and is self-guided. It's beautiful and simple.

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

This was a bit difficult to find but if you are seeing Gangoji Temple, you are very close. The neighborhood has narrow, winding streets and old, traditional houses and shops. People were very friendly and helpful in our search. Admission is free. Very enlightening. It...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed March 16, 2018

This is a must see if you want to experience Japanese culture. It's a traditional Japanese house and see how people would have lived back in the days. It's also free entry, when we walked in there was a lovely lady who introduced us to...More

Thank KuanWai
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

An opportunity to walk through a restored traditional house, to get a sense of how life & living was structured in Nara-machi. Peaceful, well organised, practical, beautiful living.

Thank ExplorerMeg
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

This beautiful and well preserved traditional house, located in the peaceful Nara-Machi area is well worth a visit. I particularly liked the little courtyard/garden in the middle of the building. Such great use of space here.

Thank jenkle89
Reviewed December 21, 2016

A lovely traditional house to visit. Gives visitors an insight into the traditional house and lives of the Japanese. It is free. Definitely a must-visit. Does not require much time, but do drop by for some photo-taking. The lady looking after the place even showed...More

1  Thank BenBelYen
Reviewed July 1, 2016

This little museum demonstrates what a traditional machi-ya in Nara would look like. Visited on a rainy day and there was only me inside. The only staff (receptionist) gave me tour inside the house and demonstrated how to operate a traditional Japanese front door. Free...More

Thank kodyk867
Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

The attraction is free. You an walk through this traditional Japanese house, with a lovely interior garden, a nook like loft and all the different features to a Japanese home. We had two 10-year old girls and they enjoyed exploring all the nooks. You should...More

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