Residence of the Yamaguchi Family 0

This traditional wooden townhouse dates back to Japan’s 17th century.

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  • Open

    10:00 - 17:00 (admissions close 16:30)
  • Closed

    Tuesdays (Wednesdays when Tuesday is a holiday)

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A wealthy farming family, the Yamaguchis passed the title of “headman” down the generations, governing the local area. They were influential enough to earn an official surname, as well: “Echizenya.” The residence was destroyed by fire during the Summer Campaign of the Siege of Osaka (1615), but was rebuilt soon after and remains one of the few wooden townhouses surviving from 17th-century Japan. The dozo-style mortar storehouse is enveloped by the branches of a centuries-old Japanese wax tree, engendering a stately and dignified atmosphere along this quiet residential street.

  • Location

    〒 590-0932 1-2-31 Nishikinocho Higashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka
  • Directions

    3-minute walk from Ayanocho Station on the Hankai Tramway Hankai Line
  • Price

    ¥200, groups of 20+ ¥160 (free admission for children under 14, adults 65+, and persons with disabilities)
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