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Naramachi Koshino Ie, Nara
(4.3/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
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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  • The narrow frontage, has well-preserved long House vertically. And I saw in the free room, the garden and if is a must see if you visit the city.
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  • It is a two-storey frontage is narrow and elongated. Is the home of the lattice grid of trees along the road blindfolded, were built in, is still feeling fresh. Is made, using the stairs inside the compartment (box stairs) in the back courtyard, ensure the lights. Different sizes and made of wooden toilet, I felt the times. And so ease live.
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  • And I miss the authentic courtyard. It is because there are people, not houses. Narrow frontage is the construction of tax measures. Stairs in the furniture, the beam is old feeling of nostalgic revival.
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