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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 Tel: +81-742-23-2256 / Fax: +81-742-27-3585
Website Imanishi Shoinhttps://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
(Additional café fees apply for use of the café.)
※Children under school age are free of charge.
Hours of Operation 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.(Last admission 3:30 p.m.)


Flower-Viewing Weeping cherry blossoms: Mid-April, 1 tree
Bush clover (white): September, 1 tree
Autumn leaves: Mid-November, 1 tree
Camellia: Mid-December to around March, 20 trees


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Goryo-jinja shrine

24 Yakushido- cho, Nara-shi


Nishinoshinya-cho, Nara 630-8334

Nara Craft Museum

1-1 Azemame-cho, Nara

Harushika Kura Shop

24-1 Fukuchi-in cho, Nara-shi

Nearby Accommodation

Ryokan Matsumae



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