Traditional Japanese Architecture Tour: Explore traditional Japanese folk architecture around Obama with a carpenting specialist as a guide.
From 3,750 yen per person
Take a walk down memory lane and visit the very first buildings constructed in Obama. Learn from a master carpenter about how traditional Japanese houses were built as you appreciate their rich historical beauty first hand.
9:00-10:00 (1 hours)
Reservation required for a guide on this tour.
(Reservation deadline: 7 days in advance)
Obama Nishigumi Machinami museum
Total costs with guide 3,750 yen(1H)
Obama Nishigumi - In the west region in downtown Obama:
You can find old townhouses, temples, modern type of buildings built in Taisho period (1912-1926) .
Schedule 9:00-10:00 Explore traditional Japanese folk architecture around Obama with a carpenting specialist as a guide.
The downtown area along the beach had been well developed as the castle and port town since Edo period (1600-1867), where you could find the prosperity in this town thanks to the commerce as the port between the capital Kyoto and Northern part of Japan called Aomori and Hokkaido led by the commerce ships called Kitamae-bune.
In the west region in downtown Obama, called Obama Nishigumi you can find old houses and temples built in the Taisho era (1912-1926). The area has been officially designated as an Important Preservation District for Traditional Buildings. These houses have stood the test of time thanks to the immense skill and the special techniques employed by the master carpenters who created and preserved them. You learn of these special techniques and more on this tour from your master carpenter guide.
Q: How many people can stay in these Machiya?
A: There are several bed rooms so basically it is suitable for a family or small group.