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Houtouro

Travel Information

Houtouro (蓬嶋楼) is an ex-luxury Japanese Restaurant located in Obama, Fukui Prefecture. This building was constructed in the late 19th century as the luxury restaurant. Unlike other merchant or civilian house, this house has many expensive features and arts.

Tourist Info.
There is no parking.
There is a restroom.
Admission: Free
Open: Weekends and holidays.
Time: 10:00 to 16:00

Access
0. at Tsuruga Station.
1. use JR Obama Line to Obama Station.
2. walk west.


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Map around Houtouro

Detailed Travel Guide

Houtouro
This building constructed in the early Meiji period represents Chaya-Machi in Obama Nishigumi town. It used to be one of the biggest luxury Japanese restaurants in Sanchoumachi from Meiji Period to the beginning of Showa Period. Inside the building are attractive designs down to detail such as small windows on the wall, wing walls made bamboos, transom windows, etc. whose architectural style is a little different from the one found in the residences in the merchant town along Tango-kaido Road.