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 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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23 months ago
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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.


29 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.