Ito Residence


Kanegasaki ito2.jpg


The Ito relocated here with the Ohmachi in 1644. The Ito also served as one of the last karo, a high ranking samurai, at the end of the Edo Period. The house dates to this period. The house has now been converted to a cafe.

  • House and garden
  • House
  • House
  • House and hedgerow

  • Ito Residence Profile
    English Name Ito Residence
    Japanese Name 伊東家侍住宅
    Year Late Edo Period
    Residence Type Upper Class
    Features Garden, House
    Visitor Information open 11am-4pm, closed Tuesday
    Location Kanegasaki, Iwate Prefecture
    Castle Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate)
    Coordinates 39° 11' 43.76" N, 141° 7' 16.64" E
    Kanegasaki Castle (Iwate) and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits May 12, 2018
    Added Jcastle 2018

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    58 months ago
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    This samurai home in Kanegasaki Castle town is now a restaurant. When we came lunch had just finished but they let us inside anyway to look around and we even got a mini-tour. The lady who runs it was saying what trouble they went to preserve a traditional veranda (without glass) by using plastic sheeting to protect against the elements whilst still letting in ample light and granting a view, even though it gets terribly cold in the winter. They use hot air from the kitchen and blast it into the restaurant area. The thatched roof is now covered in sheet metal. Space in front of the home has been cultivated into a nice garden and agricultural land surrounds the rest of the house.