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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.

  • House
  • Nagayamon Gate
  • Gate and house
  • House
  • House
  • House
  • House
  • House Interior
  • House interior
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • House interior
  • House interior
  • House and gate
  • Nagayamon Gate
  • Nagayamon Gate
  • Inside a room of the Nagayamon gate
  • One wing of the Nagayamon
  • Nagayamon Gate
  • Nagayamon Gate
  • Nagayamon Gate and newer residence
  • House, gate and walls
  • Map of the residence
  • Drawing of the house
  • Map of the castle and castle town

  • 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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