Naramachi Karakuri Omochakan


Naramachi Karakuri Omochakan

Toystory from Edo-Priod


Do you want to know about traditional Japanese toy?? Naramachi Mechanical museum(karakuri omchakan ) is the perfect place for you to see traditional non-digital and very hands-on toys from Edo period. You can see, pick up and play with them! It’s Free admission fee, why don’t we visit there? I am sure you will leave here with big smile after play with toys!

What’s Naramachi Karakuri Omochakan? This is a toy museum located in Central Naramachi where built in the 23rd year of the Meiji period. (1890) The building has many traditional features and operated by a local NPO.


This musium hold total of 600 toys and about 30 items are on display. Toys are made with natural materials such as wood, bamboo, Japanese paper(washi paper) etc. Items are rotated every two month from a collection of about 200 items.

What you can do at Karakuri Omochakan? All toys, visitors can pick up, touch and play with.


Toys are made from natural material, please be gentle to pick them up and play.

There is a hand making experience class once a month on Saturday or Sunday. You need to fill up the form and send to the Omochakan.

Access (How to get there)

From Kintetsu station →About a 10 minutes walk From KIntetsu Nara station

→About 15 minutes walk from JR Nara station.

→ Bus It’s 5 minutes walk from Tanakacyho bus stop.

Opening hours 9:00-17:00 Close Wednesday Closed on Thursday if Wednesday is a public holiday Year-end and New Year holidays

Admission Fee FREE Address 7 Inyocho Nara-shi Nara TEL&FAX   +81 742-26-5656

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Hi, my name is Kaz. I love traveling and grew up in Nara. Live in overseas more than 15 years(UK, Canada, Indonesia) but Nara is always my first hometown!!