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Buyokan is the name given to the samurai residence that was restored in the area of the castle town that was known for raising hunting hawks. The Kanji character for "yo" in the name is actually "hawk" (taka). The house was moved here from the Obikicho area of the town. The nagayamon gate is actually a Taisho Period building but it reflects Edo Period construction techniques and is the only original Nagayamon Gate in Tatebayashi. There is another house on the property next to the gate and behind the main house that was actually built in 1954 but reflects original building styles. The design blends in nicely with the gate and the main house. In 1999 the samurai house was designated an important cultural property of the city.


Buyokan Profile
English Name Buyokan
Japanese Name 武鷹館
Year Late Edo Period
Residence Type Middle Class
Designations Local Historic Site
Features Gates, House
Visitor Information open weekends, holidays, and other days as specified
Website buyo/17 buyo.htm
Location Tatebayashi, Gunma Prefecture
Castle Tatebayashi Castle
Coordinates 36° 14' 47.11" N, 139° 32' 17.45" E
Tatebayashi Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits September 16, 2018
Added Jcastle 2018

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