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Address: 3-21-31 Achi, Kurashiki 710-0055, Okayama Prefecture
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Old family house

This 200 year old merchant's house is recognised as an Important Cultural Property. The Ohashi family were involved in salt farming and financial business.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 May 2015
Alan S
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Brisbane, Australia

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Winkleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This beautiful old house still has the feel of people living there. The rooms meander around several small courtyard gardens and rooms that you don't see everywhere made interesting viewing (e.g. the kitchen with its charcoal range and an original toilet). There is also a small museum room but unfortunately all descriptions in there were written in Japanese only. It... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

The Ohashi house is down a side road but its well signposted and easy to get to from the historical quarter / train station. The staff are friendly and helpful, and there is information in English. The small entrance fee is well worth it! There are 2 buildings and a garden from the main courtyard. The building on the right... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

This 200 year old merchant's house is recognised as an Important Cultural Property. The Ohashi family were involved in salt farming and financial business.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

Just a cross the street form the Bikan Historical Quarter lies Ohashi House. It's quiet there and one gets a good look into Japanese old style living. I love the tatami mat rooms that open up into the garden. A little museum style just right next to the house shows you things from back when the Ohashi family was living... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

I feel fortunate we took time to visit the Ohashi House despite the short afternoon we had at Kurashiki. Since the house was spared from the war and fire, it was like experiencing a remnant of history, a grand merchant home in the prosperous Kurashiki trading town. We ended up spending over an hour soaking up the atmosphere and admiring... More 

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TAIWAN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

A private museum like this is hard to find in other city in Japan, we had a great time enjoy the wonderful atmosphere here.Although some construction are under going,it did not bother at all!

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

As I walked through the Ohashi house, I could only shake my head, lamenting the days when such craftsmanship, sense of art and architecture were so valued. Visiting this place is like walking into the subtle beauty of Japan's past. The detail of the design, along with the confidence of the execution are what make this merchant's home a work... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2010

This historic home located near the Bikan Historical District is a survivor from the Edo Era. There are some old pictures and personal effects (hair decorations, dolls, and picnic baskets) - except for a short handout all the signage is in Japanese. A free guide can be arranged through the Kurashiki Goodwill Guides (and also for a tour of the... More 

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