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Stay at an Edo Merchant Storehouse in Toyama


Live the rich life and experience the culture and history of Japan's feudal age 


A trip to Oyatsu in the picturesque town of Etchu-Yatsuo is like stepping into a time machine. Walk the cobblestone streets of this former merchant town that flourished in the Edo (1603-1868) and Meiji (1868-1912) periods and soak up the rich history and architectural beauty that await around every corner.

The Oyatsu storehouse is a real treat, as visitors can get hands-on with the cultural legacy of the town. Constructed in 1872 as the base of operations for a prominent silk and Japanese paper merchant, the beautifully preserved building now allows one group per night to stay the night to truly immerse themselves in Yatsuo's history.



Spend a relaxing night in a room with a garden lookout designed by a Kyoto master. With a reservation, you can enjoy a meal prepared from the fruits of the surrounding mountains, as well as cultural experiences such as making washi Japanese paper. Rent a kimono and feel like a resident of old Japan as you stroll through the townscape.

Access: Take the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo Station to Toyama Station (about 3 hours). Then, take the bus from Toyama Station to Higashicho (Toyama-shi Yatsuocho) (about 45 minutes).



Etchuyatsuo Base OYATSU


2701-1 Kamishimmachi, Yatsumachi, Toyama-shi, Toyama-ken

Duration 1 night, 2 days or more



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