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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  • This is a must see if you want to experience Japanese culture. It's a traditional Japanese house and see how people would have lived back in the days. It's also free entry, when we walked in there was...  more »
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