AreaNorthern Miyagi

Yubikan Samurai Villa

旧有備館 | Yubikan

Experience the lifestyle of samurai elite

Photo by Osaki City

Photo by Osaki City

Photo by Monder Rehamnia

Photo by Monder Rehamnia

  • Experience what life was like for the samurai elite during the fabled Edo period. The Iwadeyama branch of the Date family likely established Yubikan in 1677 as a retirement house for heads of the clan. This exquisite thatched-roof building was then later used as a school for their children. Inside Yubikan, get a vivid impression of Date samurai history and culture through various exhibits and video presentations. Outside, enjoy Yubikan’s centuries-old traditional strolling garden, with a landscape that appears to change when viewed from different positions around the central pond.

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  • Northern Miyagi

Details

ADDRESS

Kamikawara Town 6, Iwadeyama, Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

5-minute walk from Yubikan Station (Rikuu-East Line)

ADMISSION

Adults ¥300, high school students ¥200, children ages elementary through junior high ¥150

CREDIT CARDS

Not accepted

LANGUAGES

Limited English

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

9:00–17:00 (last entry 16:30)

CLOSED DAYS

Mondays
New Year's holiday period (December 29–January 3)

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