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Lafcadio Hearn’s Former Residence (小泉八雲 熊本旧居)

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Historical Monument

Koizumi Yakumo, also known as Lafcadio Hearn, was the famed author of tales based on Japanese legends such as Hoichi the Earless and The Snow Woman. The residence here was the first home he lived in in Japan when he came to Kumamoto as an English teacher for Daigo Junior and Senior High School (now Kumamoto University). It is said that Hearn penned Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan in this building. The residence was severely damaged in the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake and currently only a portion of the home and garden are open to the public (as of January 2017).

place

Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Anseimachi 2-6 (KumamotoArea)

phone 0963547842
place

9:30-16:30

Review of Yakumo Koizumi Old House in Kumamoto

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/10/12 Love it
Koizumis (aka Lafcadio Hearn) old house is only about a 10 minute walk from my house so I was eager to go see it. Luckily the house had just been fully reopened after it was damaged in last years...
Reviewed:2015/11/19 For Fans of Lafcadio Hearne
This is a small but well put together tribute museum to a man who introduced the world as well as the people of Japan to their rich folktale/folklore tradition. He travelled throughout the country...
Reviewed:2020/03/15 公園の片隅に
広場のような公園の片隅にたたずんでいます。自由に見られればいいのですが、入館料が気持ち高いかな?
喫煙者には、灰皿がたくさんあるので食事後にベンチで一服には最適。

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Address
Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Anseimachi 2-6 [map]
Area
KumamotoArea
Phone
0963547842
Hours
9:30-16:30
Closed
Monday(The day following if it falls on a public holiday), New Year's Holiday
Fees
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.