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Address: 14 Nishinoshinyacho, Nara 630-8334, Nara Prefecture
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+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 (at the time of visit) were in Jap only. However, there was a very nice... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Aeris S
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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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
Walhorn, Liege, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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New York City, New York
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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 as buy the red charms you will find hanging in front of many of the... More 

1 Thank vvwang
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 white mobile. We stepped in just to ask the meaning of the mobiles without knowing... More 

3 Thank asdaSap
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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 if you're on the way!

2 Thank Tawny12
New Egypt, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
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 the features of the home as well as showing how simply but functionally rooms can... More 

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