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.


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.


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.)

[Original Japanese]