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. Arrange to visit Naramachi Koshino Ie and other attractions in Nara using our Nara travel planner.
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  • Explore Nara-machi, and stopped. You are watching in the big old House and furniture of each room and slipped feel. Visit time, bathed in morning light, meets a very beautiful scene!
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  • Old House of course empty but which we can well imagine life with beautiful spaces separated by partitions of paper, the small back garden, the structures in wood very well studied and the oven in the kitchen that is always giving an idea of the daily. Very nice and free
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  • Traditional Machiya grid is mounted in front of the building has been restored. Admission is free, and you can see the inside. Moreover, if community since the introduction of the distribution map of the attractions can be helpful.
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