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. Open to the public.
  • Entrance
  • Home and garden
  • Side of the home

  • 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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    58 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.