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Former Kamei residence

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Japan, 〒985-0051 Miyagi, Shiogama, Miyamachi, 5−5 亀井邸

The Kaisho no Yakata Kyu Kamei-tei (former Kamei residence) is a historical building built in 1924 by the first president of Kamei Corporation in Shiogama.

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Mondays: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: Closed

Wednesdays: Closed

Thursdays: Closed

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

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o S 5 months ago

On my way to Shiogama Shrine, I stopped by the former Kamei residence. The inside of the building was made of wood and tatami mats, giving it a warm feel. The mansion also had many glass doors, letting in plenty of light. It seems that it was previously used as a vacation home, and the owner's spirit of hospitality can be seen throughout the building. (It is said that the wooden carving of a gourd at the foot of the entrance contains the message, ``I want you to spend your time relaxing as the sake (water) in the gourd empties.'') (The stairs are also a feature. (It's a place where you can spend a peaceful time as you can overlook the townscape of Hon-Shiogama from the hill.)

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razana husni 10 months ago

Quaint but interesting place. We stopped by the place on our way down from shiogama jinja. Free entry. A welcome break from the crowd. The staffs are amazing, polite and helpful. They helped explained the surrounding area as well as encouraged us to take some ginko seeds for roasting. 🙂 We even met the elderly guide in town and she helped us to find the correct bus back to our lodging and the correct timetable. いろいろあかがとうございました。

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Turoczy Zoltan 11 months ago

Nice place to take a glimpse into the late 19th/early 20th century Japan. Located near the Shiogama jinja, it's worth a visit if you have some extra time. Free entry.

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Dan Vandiver 3 years ago

Great Taisho structure with Western elements. Very interesting.

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Carbo Kuo (BYVoid) 4 years ago

Closed due to Coronavirus.