Matsusaka Gojoban Yashiki




Two rowhouses, or nagaya, housing 10 and 9 apartments each, were built in the Sannomaru Bailey. They housed 20 castle guards and their families. To this day they are still maintained by the descendants of those who originally lived here and 12 of the apartments are rented out. One of them is rented by the city and open to public viewing. Ashigaru nagaya, like this, are exceedingly rare. Two of them in their original condition and location make them an especially important artifact preserving the castle town atmosphere. Like the Shibata Ashigaru Nagaya, this is also an Important Cultural Property.

  • Entrance to one apartment open to the public
  • Back side of an apartment
  • On either side of this road is a longhouse
  • Inside one apartment
  • Interior
  • The end of the long rowhouse

  • Matsusaka Gojoban Yashiki Profile
    English Name Matsusaka Gojoban Yashiki
    Japanese Name 松阪御城番屋敷
    Year 1863
    Residence Type Ashigaru
    Designations Important Cultural Property
    Features Garden, House, Warehouses
    Visitor Information 10:00-16:00; closed Mondays or the following day if Monday is a National Holiday; free admission
    Location Matsusaka, Mie Prefecture
    Castle Matsusaka Castle
    Coordinates 34° 34' 28.06" N, 136° 31' 36.98" E
    Matsusaka Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits November 25, 2011
    Added Jcastle 2018

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    58 months ago
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    The terraced (nagaya) bukeyashiki at Matsusaka Castle. These rowhouses each have their own projecting genkan and backspaces, so they're very splendid and cosy.