Yoshii Residence

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The Seri-gumi Yoshii Residence is probably equally well preserved on a par with the Isojima Residence. The house is private property but the owner does not live in it anymore. When it was protected as a Hikone City Historical Site, a survey of the house showed significant damage so it was faithfully restored as a late Edo Period ashigaru home.

It was open for a special exhibit when I visited in October 2021. The tours were conducted by city volunteers but when I visited the owner happened to drop by and gave a personal tour of the home (including the upstairs storage) and its history. He was very passionate about the history and the house itself so I truly hope it can be made open more regularly in the future.


  • Yoshii Residence Profile
    English Name Yoshii Residence
    Japanese Name 吉井家住宅
    Year 1800s
    Residence Type Ashigaru
    Designations Local Historic Site
    Features Gates, Garden, House
    Visitor Information not open to the public; private property; sometimes open for special occassions
    Website https://www.hikoneshi.com/sightseeing/article/yoshiike-jutaku
    Location Hikone, Shiga Prefecture
    Castle Hikone Castle
    Coordinates 35° 16' 7.14" N, 136° 14' 59.89" E
    Hikone Castle and nearby Samurai Homes
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    Visits October 16, 2021; November 3, 2022
    Added Jcastle 2022
    Contributor Eric

    (2 votes)
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