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Imanishi Shoin 【今西家書院】

The Imanishi shoin was originaly used as a residence of a great Buddhist monk of the Kofuku-ji Temple, and handed over to the Imanishi family in 1924. It is a Shoin-zukuri style building that conveys the style of the Muromachi period, and it has been registered as an Important Cultural Property. At the café, you can enjoy sweets made with the local sake "Harushika".

Basic Information

Address 24-3 Fukuchiin-cho, Nara City
Access From JR or Kintetsu Nara Stations, take a bus bound for Tenri Station for 8 minutes and get off at Fukuchiin-cho bus stop, then take a walk for a minute.
Or, take a walk for 15 minutes from Kintetsu Nara Station.
Inquiries 0742-23-2256 (今西家書院) FAX:0742-27-3585
Website 今西家書院https://www.harushika.com/study/
Closed on Monday-Wednesday, Bon-holiday, New Year’s holiday, private reservation
Parking None

Entrance Fee

Price (Individual) Adults 400 yen
Students, and 70 years old and above 350 yen
Preschooler free
*Excl. food and drink
Hours of Operation 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.(Last admission 3:30 p.m.)


Flower-Viewing しだれ桜: 4月中旬 1本
萩(白): 9月 1本
紅葉 :11月中旬 1本
椿 :12月中旬から3月頃まで 20本


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Harushika Kura Shop

24-1 Fukuchi-in cho, Nara-shi

Gango-ji Temple

11 Chuin-cho, Nara City 630-8392

Naramachi Karakuri Omochakan (mechanical toy museum)

7 Inyou-cho, Nara City

Nara Craft Museum

1-1 Azemame-cho, Nara

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Nara, Okukomoricho 4-1

Ryokan Matsumae



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