Akai Residence

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This bukeyashiki (samurai house) once belonged to the Akai family who served Iga Domain; it is part of the castle town of Iga-Uenojō. Unlike the Irimajiri-bukeyashiki, the other bukeyashiki still extant in Iga-Ueno, the Akai-bukeyashiki has a roof of ceramic tiles; parts of it are painted red, true to the name perhaps? Features include the Omoya (main building), kura (storehouses), garden, tea room, dobei (earthen walls) and nagayamon (rowhouse-gate / row-gatehouse). Parts of the house have been modified for modern living.

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Akai Residence Profile
English Name Akai Residence
Japanese Name 赤井武家屋敷
Year Edo Period
Residence Type Middle Class
Designations Important Cultural Property
Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
Visitor Information 9am-10pm; closed wednesdays and year's end
Website https://www.kankomie.or.jp/spot/detail 23629.html
Location Iga, Mie Prefecture
Castle Iga Ueno Castle
Coordinates 34° 45' 47.09" N, 136° 7' 43.43" E
Iga Ueno Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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