Naramachi Shiryokan (Street Museum in Nara City, Nara Prefecture) (奈良町資料館)

The Naramachi Shiryokan is a privately-run museum located in a corner of Naramachi area, where Machiya (merchant house) built from the early-modern to modern times were lined up in Nara City, Nara Prefecture.

Summary

It was opened in 1985 to promote the preservation of Naramachi by converting the director's own house into a museum. It exhibits the director's collections including signboards from the Edo to Meiji and Taisho periods, folklore materials like living wares, Buddha statues and antiques.

Access

Address: 14 Nishinoshinya-cho, Nara-City, Nara Prefecture

Approximately 20-minute walk from Nara Station of JR West Kansai Main Line (Yamatoji Line)

Approximately 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station of Kintetsu Nara Line

Opening Hours

No entry fee.

Hours: 10 am to 4 pm

Closed: Mondays (except for National Holidays on Monday, in which case the museum is open on the holiday and closed the following Tuesday instead)

(At the present time [After October 27, 2007], it is open only on Saturdays, Sundays and National Holidays following the director's death.)