Naramachi Koshino Ie, Nara

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See how medieval merchants lived at Naramachi Koshino Ie, a traditional wooden townhouse open to the public. The exterior of this private home consist of simple wooden latticework, through which residents peaked out without being seen by outsiders. Take a guided tour to see the interior, which features traditional tatami floors and the hako kaidan--box staircase used to preserve space. The home's kitchen displays a traditional Japanese kamado stove and utensils used in formal and casual dining. Feel the serene ambiance in the miniature inner garden, or wear a traditional kimono and play the part of a resident merchant. Plan to visit Naramachi Koshino Ie during your Nara vacation using our convenient Nara vacation builder.
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  • August 11, 2017
    This traditional House is a little away from the nara Park, a twenty minutes walk towards the South, but can be a good visit, taking advantage of the trip to the city, seen in twenty minutes, and admission is free. The House is beautifully preserved and details can be seen of as they are the houses in Japan, so different to the West. Recommended.
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  • August 4, 2017
    NARA both over time but this time really entered the lattice parameters view. 潔 comfortable surface slowly to calculations of Club Med feel like returning to the town over home, learn more about NARA person families living in the past.
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  • July 10, 2017
    You save the old houses. This was the House reminded me of old times. It was matching the content sink tile in kitchen stove is, listen to tales of the mother house.
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