Morike Kitamae Shipping Building 北前船廻船問屋 森家

An Important Cultural Property of Japan preserving the history of the Kitamae cargo ships

On the Omachi-dori road in the Iwase district, you’ll find Morike, a shipping building that served the Kitamae cargo ships that used to cross the Sea of Japan. This historic building is designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Higashi-Iwase Port, where Morike is located, was a flourishing port in the Edo Period (1603-1867) and Meiji Period (1868-1912). Morike was built in 1878, and is made from luxurious materials from around Japan, including doors made from ancient cedar wood from Yakushima Island in southern Japan, black pine needles from the Noto Peninsula near Toyama, Russian amber decorations on the hearth and a gigantic monolith from Shodo-shima Island, an island in the Seto Inland Sea between Honshu and Shikoku, on the earthen floor. Morike is full of fascinating features, from Oi-no-ma, the parlour with exposed wooden beams, to the kote-e plaster art in the earthen warehouses.

Toyama City


Address 931-8358 富山県富山市東岩瀬町108
Telephone Number 076-437-8960
Opening Times 9:00-17:00 (no entry after 16:30)
Closed New Year period (Dec. 28-Jan. 4)
Prices Individual: Adult: ¥100, child: ¥50. Groups: ¥80 per adult, ¥40 per child
Car Park 20 spaces
Parking fee: Free
Getting There 25 minutes on the tramway from Toyama Station to Higashi-Iwase, Keirinjo-mae or Iwase-hama. Approx. a 10 minute walk from these stations.
20 minutes by car from JR Toyama Station
35 minutes by car from the Toyama Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway
Notes Inquiries: Toyama City Board of Education, Lifelong Learning Division: 076-443-2138

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