Yokota Residence

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One of the finest and most complete examples of a samurai home in existence. The Yokota Residence is a typical mid-level samurai home complete with house, warehouses, gardens and more. The stream through the garden is connected to several nearby houses too. In fact, all the samurai homes in Matsushiro had a stream connected to the main waterway so that they always had fresh water supplied to their gardens.

  • Yokota Residence Gatehouse
  • Omotemon (front gate), a Nagayamon style gate
  • Omotemon (front gate), a Nagayamon style gate
  • Yokota Residence
  • Yokota Residence
  • Back side of the residence
  • Interior
  • Inside the Yokota Residence
  • Interior
  • Kitchen
  • Inside the Yokota Residence
  • Bathroom
  • Back side of the house and garden
  • Garden of the Yokota Residence
  • Garden
  • Small side garden
  • Map of the Yokota Residence
  • Mock building representing the size and location of the stable.
  • Storehouse
  • Storehouse
  • "retirement house"

  • Yokota Residence Profile
    English Name Yokota Residence
    Japanese Name 旧横田家住宅
    Year Mid Edo Period
    Residence Type Middle Class
    Designations Important Cultural Property
    Features Gates, Garden, House, Warehouses
    Visitor Information Opens 9:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30), closed Dec 29-Jan3; 200 yen
    Website http://www.sanadahoumotsukan.com/facilities/facility.php?n=6
    Location Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture
    Castle Matsushiro Castle
    Coordinates 36° 33' 39.28" N, 138° 11' 56.00" E
    Matsushiro Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits December 2, 206
    Added Jcastle 2018

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    58 months ago
    Score 1++

    横田武家屋敷 [松代] Yokota-Bukeyashiki (Matsushiro)

    This samurai residence, built in 1800, belonged to a mid-ranking retainer of the Matsushiro Domain. Several structures are preserved here, including a main gate, main residence, and earthen wall storehouses (dozō). At the back of the home vegetables are still cultivated just as they were in the Edo Period. The architecture of the residential buildings is perhaps the most beautiful I've seen at a bukeyashiki (samurai home) of this size. A secondary residence is attached to the main building via a covered walkway.


    64 months ago
    Score 0++
    Sadly I wasn't able to go here. The place is closed until 2021 for renovations to make it earthquake-resistance.