Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Yamaguchi Residence

This building was created in 1615, immediately after the city was razed to the ground during the Osaka Summer Campaign, and is one of the few remaining early Edo period Machiya houses. It is a nationally designated important cultural property, and a highly appealing facility where you can experience the traditional Sakai lifestyle.

The main building here, the Yamaguchi residence, was created in 1615 immediately after the city was razed to the ground during the Osaka Summer Campaign. As one of the few remaining early Edo period Machiya houses in Japan, it became a nationally designated important cultural property in 1966.
During the Edo period Sakai developed centered in the manufacturing of guns, knives, and textiles, maturing as a city of commerce. The region from Nishikinochohigashi to Shinmeicho still retains the aspect of those times. This residence is extremely precious even when considered on a national level, imparting the atmosphere of a Sakai long past into the present day and evoking the rich living of past.
While the entrance is currently on the south side, the grand map of Sakai from 1689 indicates that the east side used to be the frontage. There are three tatami mat rooms facing onto the wide entryway, which also offers a wonderful view of a spreading truss roof.
Further construction, including the storehouse in the west added in 1775 and the one in the north in 1800, led to the current layout. There is also a garden on the north side centered around a large wax tree more than 200 years old, and which can be viewed from the main building.
Sakai buildings during the Edo period were known across the country for their luxury, even leading to idioms in the Japanese language, and this building is one remnant of that time. Tourism volunteer guides are also stationed inside.

[Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Yamaguchi Residence and Seigakuin Shared Admittance Tickets]
You can buy a convenient ticket that allows admittance to both the Yamaguchi Residence and the Seigakuin for just 250 yen.

Address

1-2-31 Nishikinochohigashi, Sakai-ku, Sakai shi

Access

Alight at "Ayanochoteiryujo Station" on the Hankai Line

Charges

200 yen (160 yen groups of 20 people or more, free for junior high school students and younger / individuals 65 years or older / disabled individuals)

Working Hours

10:00 ~ 17:00 (Last entry 16:30)

Regular holidays etc.

Tue

Parking

None

Barrier Free
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Loan Wheelchair
Other

Please use public transport.

Inquiries

Facility Name

Sakai Municipal Machiya Historical Museum Yamaguchi Residence

Telephone Number
FAX Number +81-72-224-1155
URL

http://www.city.sakai.lg.jp/kanko/rekishi/bunkazai/bunkazai/yamaguchike.html

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