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Important Cultural Property - Kikuya Residence (重要文化財 菊屋家住宅)


Historical Monument

This is the residence of the Kikuya family who were wealthy merchants of Hagi domain. The Ouchi clan lived in attendance in Yamaguchi but following the downfall of the Ouchi they became merchants. In 1604, accompanying Mori Terumoto’s move to Hagi, the Kikuya family were bestowed land where their residence is now located and set about constructing a home. This residence which has a 400-year history is among the oldest surviving examples in the whole country as an existing merchant. The main house which has a spacious tatami room was constructed in the early Edo period. Five buildings starting with the main house have been designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan.


Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi 1-1 (Hagi / NagatoArea)

phone 0838220005

9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:45)
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Review of Kikuya Family Residence

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/02 Another must visit in Hagi Old Town
Like all rich merchant families in the old times, this house is full of memorabilia, and all are so special. And it will be incomplete if you do not visit the garden, it was so beautiful, esp, Autumn...
Reviewed:2018/09/30 Beautiful Japanese garden
The highlight of the visit of this house is a beautiful garden.
The main room of the house opens up on the view of the garden.
Reviewed:2016/07/15 Beautiful glimpse into life in Edo period
Extremely impressive house and garden of an Edo-era merchant family that still owns the property. Beautiful furnishings and artifacts such as dolls representing samurai, a large tatami room, plus a...

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Yamaguchi Pref. Hagishi Gofukumachi 1-1 [map]
Hagi / NagatoArea
9:00-17:00 (Last entry 16:45)
* Subject to change temporarily
* Subject to change temporarily
Adults620yen, Junior and Senior High School 300yen, Elementary School Students200yen
Parking Lot
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly

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