Mekata Residence


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This middle class samurai residence is believed to have been built in the late 18th century. The Kagawa Residence Nagayamon (row-gatehouse) is also located nearby, but does not have an omoya (main house). I didn't realise that this fine house existed until I stumbled upon it! The yellow walls are very fetching. This is one of the many treasures of Iwakuni which is overshadowed by the reconstructed keep on the mount. I advise not missing this site if you visit the castle. Visitors are free to walk around the garden, but the house cannot be entered.


Mekata Residence Profile
English Name Mekata Residence
Japanese Name 目加田武家屋敷
Year Late 18th Century
Residence Type Middle Class
Designations Important Cultural Property
Features Garden, House, Warehouses
Visitor Information 9:00am-4:30pm; Free
Location Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Castle Iwakuni Castle
Coordinates 34° 10' 14.09" N, 132° 10' 31.26" E
Iwakuni Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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