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.

  • Samurai Residence

  • 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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    Contributor ART

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