Kikuya Residence

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Kikuya Residence information

Location
Hagi , Japan
Address
1-1 Gofuku-machi
Prices
admission ¥520
Opening hours
9.30am-5.30pm
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The Kikuya family were merchants rather than samurai. As official merchants to the daimyō their wealth and connections allowed them to build a house well above their station. This house dates from 1604 and has a fine gate and attractive gardens, and numerous interesting displays of items used in daily life, including an old public phone box. Don't miss the large old maps of Hagi, which show just how little has changed in the town layout.