AreaMt. Zao

Samurai Residence

武家屋敷 | Bukeyashiki Samurai Residence

Stroll through a samurai neigborhood

Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Shiroishi Cultural Gymnasium Promotion Foundation

  • Near Shiroishi Castle, there is a quiet neighborhood of old thatched-roof houses. These residences were once home to middle-ranking samurai during the Edo period. Go for a stroll and take in the beauty of the historical landscape, charming year round.

    The neighborhood is a living residential district. Families continue to inhabit these former warrior residences even today, so most are closed off to the public. One residence, however, welcomes sightseers: the Koseki Residence. Visitors here can get a feel for the lifestyle of middle-class samurai by exploring the interior of the Koseki Residence and relaxing in its garden.

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  • Mt. Zao

Details

ADDRESS

6-52, Nishimasuokacho, Shiroishi-shi, Miyagi-ken

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

15-min. walk from Shiroishi Station (Tohoku Line)

ADMISSION

Adults: 200 yen, high school/junior high school/elementary students: 100 yen, kindergarten & younger: Free

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

April–Oct 9:00–17:00*

Nov–Mar 9:00–16:00*

*Last entrance is 30 minutes prior to closing

CLOSED DAYS

Dec 28–31

PHONE

0224-24-3030

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