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Gojoban Yashiki

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1385 Tonomachi, Matsusaka, Mie 515-0073, Japan

Gojoban Yashiki is a samurai residence in which the 20 Kishu top-ranking samurai who guarded Matsusaka Castle at the end of the Edo period lived along with their families. An unusual kumiyashiki (residence for low class samurai enrolled in one of the police forces) even across all of Japan, it still remains inhabited by the samurai descendants, and only one part of the residence on the north side of the west building is open to the public.

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Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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虎之助 4 months ago

This is a group of tenement houses where the castle guards lived during the late Edo period. Only one of them is open to the public, and the others are still occupied. I'm glad I noticed the nameplate before I peered inside the hedge. . . I didn't know that, but apparently it was also a filming location for the movie Rurouni Kenshin.

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赤見行男 6 months ago

I stopped by because I knew this place was used for Ruro Ni Kenshin, but it wasn't open early in the morning, so I don't have a good rating. I would like to ask the people who live in this tenement house. Isn't it noisy?

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guaruderico 10 months ago

It is an amazing cultural heritage site, with descendants still living in this mansion. It is a long mansion with a beautiful makigaki fence. Part of it has been opened so that even tourists like us can take a look inside. Matsuzaka became part of the Kishu domain through the arrangement of Todo Takatora, the lord of the Tsu domain, and was built in 1863 at the end of the Edo period as a family residence for 20 Kishu feudal retainers. After that, the feudal retainers established Naeshusha, a joint-stock company that still exists today, and it is said that the company still maintains and manages it.

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アン a year ago

Samurai!☺️ Very beautiful and amazing place to visit 😃

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Naka Hiro a year ago

Long ago, this was the place where the samurai who served as ``Matsuzaka Castle Keepers'' who guarded Matsuzaka Castle lived. The unusual appearance of a samurai residence in the shape of a rowhouse can be clearly seen from the hill above the castle ruins. The streets lined with mansions still retain the atmosphere of yesteryear. Currently, descendants of the castle keepers live there, and it is also used as a residence for the general public, but Matsusaka City has leased the one closest to the castle to the north and opened it to the public. The interior, which consists of a dirt floor with a stove and a four-room tatami room, gives a sense of dignity even though it is simple. The garden is small but beautifully landscaped. This place was also used as a filming location for movies, so you can remember the old days of Edo.