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Naramachi Mechanical Toy Museum

7, Inyocho, Nara 630-8338, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-26-5656
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Fun, Hands On Visit

Our tour guide brought us by this small toy museum and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There was no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Fun little stop.

This is just a small museum with some examples of Japanese toys and games. We were only there for... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Siri L
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7, Inyocho, Nara 630-8338, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide brought us by this small toy museum and we thoroughly enjoyed it. There was no admission fee. The building looked like any of the other homes in the neighborhood. When we entered, we had to remove our shoes to walk on the...More

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

This is just a small museum with some examples of Japanese toys and games. We were only there for about half an hour but what time we did spend there was super fun. The best part is playing with all of the toys. The sweet...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This was really interesting and was really fun considering we (3 adults) are full grown adults. It was interesting to see the mechanical toys that children in the olden days use to play with and you can get hands on experience with them. It makes...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

We (two adults) felt so welcomed here. The many variety of toys are great to play with and get lost in the moment. The staff are very friendly, they're happy to show you how things work. It's in a lovely building too. We had so...More

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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Wow! This place is a gem with all the fascinating toy exhibits of yesteryear! Most of all is the interactive nature for one to feel and play with the toys that enliven my experience of our visit to this museum...thanks so much to the kind...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

The Naramachi Karakuri Toy Museum is an excellent diversion from the seriousness of visiting temples in Nara. It is free (although donations are appreciated) and even without command of the Japanese language, you can learn how this mechanical toys operate. It is fascinating glimpse at...More

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Reviewed April 13, 2017

This is not a museum in the usual sense where you look but don't touch. You actually get to play with Edo-period toys here! There are volunteers who show you how everything works and you're free to spend as long as you want. We got...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is a short walk away from Naramachi Koshino le and worth a visit. The museum showcases many different mechanical toys. Instructions are all in Japanese, but the people manning the place take the time to show us how each toy works. Since they are...More

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Reviewed December 4, 2016

This is a small museum with about 20 types of traditional toys that visitors can try their hands on. It is interesting to see how our ancestors make use of scientific theories and concepts to create those simple toys that we don't (or hardly) play...More

1  Thank chenoa
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

This is a free museum showing old wooden toys that work mechanically. They are laid out for people to operate. The staff are friendly and helpful. It's fairly small, located in the middle of Naramachi and takes about fifteen minutes to see. Kids would like...More

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