Sokabe Residence




One of the older samurai homes in Kaminoayama. The entrance has hooks for spears and a place to put swords. It is very samurai-like. On this day unfortunately, it was overcrowded with a school group and I could only walk around the outside.


Sokabe Residence Profile
English Name Sokabe Residence
Japanese Name 旧曽我部家
Year 1708
Residence Type Middle Class
Designations Prefectural Historic Site
Features Garden, House
Visitor Information open 9-16:45, closed Wednesday and Dec 18 - Jan 3, free
Location Kaminoyama, Yamagata Prefecture
Castle Kaminoyama Castle
Coordinates 38° 9' 34.20" N, 140° 16' 25.82" E
Kaminoyama Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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Visits November 2, 2017
Added Jcastle 2018

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24 months ago
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Sokabe House (曽我部家), built in 1708, this house is the best preserved. I observed some of the walls visibly slanting on the inside, which gave the impression of great age. The garden features a hillock with stone picnic table and a goldfish pond.