The Sakura Domain was headed by hereditary daimyo feudal lords who held influential positions in the Shogunate, such as members of the council of elders. The town around Sakura Castle prospered for generations as a castle town.
The street of samurai residences is still very reminiscent of the old castle town of Sakura. The former Kawara Residence is believed to be the oldest samurai residence remaining in the city. The former Tajima Residence is still located exactly where it was built. The former Takei Residence was relocated to its current location, and features exhibits of articles that were excavated during the relocation. These three former samurai residences, all of different sizes, offer the opportunity to view what houses were like in those days, including the earth walls and hedges.
- Name of Attraction
- Samurai Houses
- 57 Miyakojimachi, Sakura, Chiba
- Opening Hours
- 9:00～17:00 (entry until 16:30)
- Mondays (or following Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday)
New Year holidays (Dec 28 – Jan 4)
Samurai Houses only Three-Attraction Pass (Former Hotta Residence, Samurai Houses, Juntendo) Category Individual Group (20 or more) Individual Group (20 or more) General ¥210 ¥150 ¥540 ¥370 Student ¥100 ¥70 ¥270 ¥190
- Approx. 15 min. walk from JR Sakura Station
Alternatively, take a bus bound for Keisei Sakura/Tamachi Shako to Miyakojimachi. Approx. 5 min. walk from bus stop
Approx. 20 min. walk from Keisei Sakura Station
Alternatively, take a bus bound for JR Sakura to Miyakojimachi. Approx. 5 min. walk from bus stop
- Approx. 10 passenger vehicles