History Museum in Naramachi, Nara
10am - 4pm
Allow 30 minutes
No regular closing days
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Updated 12 June 2020
A small museum showcasing many items related to the history of Naramachi.
A well preserved traditional townhouse in central Naramachi. Built in 1917 as a tradesman’s house, entering is like stepping back in time to that era.
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A small museum dedicated to arts and crafts Nara is famous for, including calligraphy, pottery, wood-carving and masks.
Established in 1884, Harushika is one of Nara’s best known sakes. Although the brewery itself can only be toured at certain times of the year, the attached store offers affordable sake tasting sets.
Originally the home of a senior Kofukuji Temple monk, the residence is an excellently preserved example of the 15th century Shoin architecture.
Dating back to 738, Todaiji was once the most powerful temple in Japan. The main hall - Daibutsuden - was until recently the world’s largest wooden building, and houses a 15 metre tall bronze statue of Buddha - one of the largest in Japan.
A solemn memorial space dedicated to the victims of the atomic bombing.