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Samurai Houses in Sakura City

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Street of samurai residences reminiscent of the old castle town of Sakura

Sakura City, Chiba Prefecture



The town around Sakura Castle prospered for generations as a castle town of the Sakura Domain in the Edo period. 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 street where Samurai Houses are located 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.


How to get there


From Narita Airport, take the Keisei Line to Keisei-Sakura Station (25 minutes). From there, it is a 20-minute walk. Alternatively, take the bus headed for JR Sakura Station, get off at the Miyakoji-cho bus stop, and walk 5 minutes.


57 Miyakoji-machi, Sakura-shi, Chiba-ken


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