Izushi Karo Yashiki

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This house is interesting because it looks like one story on the outside but is actually 2 stories. the second story also has an intentionally short ceiling to make it difficult to use swords inside. In the naming of the residence Karo simply refers to the highest rank of elite samurai in the Edo Period. Karo often served as castellan when the daimyo was away or a karo in Edo would serve as the daimyo's representative or ambassador when he was not in Edo.

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Izushi Karo Yashiki Profile
English Name Izushi Karo Yashiki
Japanese Name 出石家老屋敷
Year Late Edo Period
Residence Type Upper Class
Features Gates, House
Visitor Information open 9:30-17:00 (last entry 16:30); closed Dec 28-Jan 4; 200 yen
Website http://www.izushi.co.jp/karouyasiki/
Location Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture
Castle Izushi Castle
Coordinates 35° 27' 43", 134° 52' 24"
Izushi Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits Sept 26, 2013
Added Jcastle 2018


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