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.

  • House
  • House
  • Nagayamon Gate
  • Rear of the Nagayamon gate
  • Inside the huge Nagayamon gate
  • Second floor. It's intentionally made shorter to make it difficult to use swords.
  • Displays inside the house
  • Displays inside the house
  • Interior
  • Weapons racks

  • 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' 42.73" N, 134° 52' 23.52" E
    Izushi Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits Sept 26, 2013
    Added Jcastle 2018

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