The Seri-gumi Hattori Residence is one of the better preserved ashigaru homes from the end of the Edo Period. It is private property but is not currently lived in.
When I visited in October 2021, the house was used to displays exhibits of pottery excavated from around Hikone. Judging by all the boxes I could see I don't think it was just for this exhibit but is permanently used to store these artifacts.
|Hattori Residence Profile|
|English Name||Hattori Residence|
|Designations||Local Historic Site|
|Visitor Information||not open to the public; private property; sometimes open for special occassions|
|Location||Hikone, Shiga Prefecture|
|Coordinates||35° 16' 6.10" N, 136° 14' 59.75" E|
|Hikone Castle and nearby Samurai Homes|
|Visits||October 16, 2021; November 3, 2022|