Kitagawa Residence




One the Seri-gumi divisions of ashigrau in Hikone, the Kitagawa Residence has only undergone very minor remodeling and the addition of a small room off the back in the intervening years, making it one of the better preserved Ashigaru homes that are now private residences. It is an important link to understanding their construction and preserving these homes for the future..


  • Kitagawa Residence Profile
    English Name Kitagawa Residence
    Japanese Name 北川家住宅
    Year late 1700's to early 1800s
    Residence Type Ashigaru
    Designations Local Historic Site
    Features House
    Visitor Information not open to the public; private property
    Location Hikone, Shiga Prefecture
    Castle Hikone Castle
    Coordinates 35° 16' 4.44" N, 136° 15' 2.63" E
    Hikone Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits November 3, 2022
    Added Jcastle 2022
    Contributor Eric

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