The Former Residence of Lord Hotta was the residence of Hotta Masatomo, the last lord of the Sakura Domain. The history of the Sakura Domain from the time of Doi Toshikatsu extended for some 260 years, and for 144 of those years, it was ruled by the Hotta clan. The clan’s kokudaka (value of the clan’s land) was 110,000 koku. The Hotta clan was the largest clan in what is now Chiba Prefecture.
This residence was built in 1890, and retains many of its original features, including the fusuma sliding doors, tenbukuro overhead closets, and jibukuro low cupboards.
Its seven wings – entrance wing, living room, study, parlor, bathroom, gatekeeper’s lodge, and storehouse – have been designated as National Important Cultural Properties.
The residence’s garden has also been designated as a national place of scenic beauty and is known affectionately as "Sakura Garden."
- Name of Attraction
- Former Residence and Garden of Lord Hotta
- 274 Kaburagimachi, Sakura, Chiba
- Opening Hours
- 9:30～16:30 (entry until 16:00)
- Mondays (or following Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday)
New Year holidays (Dec 28 – Jan 4)
Former Residence and Garden of Lord Hotta only Three-Attraction Pass (Former Hotta Residence, Samurai Houses, Juntendo) Category Individual Group (20 or more) Individual Group (20 or more) General ¥320 ¥210 ¥540 ¥370 Student ¥160 ¥100 ¥270 ¥190
- Approx. 20 min. walk from JR Sakura Station
Approx. 20 min. walk from Keisei Sakura Station
Alternatively, take a bus bound for Shisui-Narita as far as Koseien Iriguchi. Approx. 5 min. walk from bus stop
- Approx. 10 passenger vehicles