Kanazawa Yuwaku Edomura

About Edomura

During the Edo Period, the feudal system of Japan was greatly strengthened, and feudal lords governed each part of the country under the Tokugawa Shogunate. In terms of world history it was extremely valuable that continuous peace reigned for over 250 years during the Edo Period. Each Domain developed commerce and industry and a golden age of unique local cultures flourished. It was also a time when scholarship and science advanced and the culture of the common people developed itself. It was in the Edo Period that what is called Japanese-style today, was diffused and took root among the common people. The Kaga Domain, centered in Kanazawa, was the largest domain in the Edo Period, and the culture and life of Kaga Domain, which spread throughout Kaga, Noto and Ecchu (present-day Ishikawa Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture) is typified by those days, alongside Edo (Tokyo).
After closing the "Former Edomura (Edo Village)" which gathered, relocated and publicly exhibited private residences from the Kaga Domain during the Edo Period, Kanazawa City took over these private facilities. In 2003 the city started relocating and reconstructing the village at its present location, which is a more suitable site for the preservation of this cultural heritage.
In September 2010, relocation and reconstruction of three farmers' residences, one residence of a samurai warrior, two merchants' residences, one relay station wholesaler's residence and one gate from another samurai warrior's residence, a total of eight buildings, were completed and "Kanazawa Yuwaku Edomura" was opened.
In September 2013, an additional farmer's residence with an attached paper mill was relocated, reconstructed, and opened to the public.

Information

Open

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Last admission at 5:00 p.m.)

Closed

Every Tuesday (if Tuesday is a national holiday, the next weekday)
*New Year's Holidays are opened.

Admissions

Adults:¥300 / Groups (20 people or more):¥250
65 years or elder:¥200 / High school students and younger:Free

Audio Guide

Listen to the audio guide for information about Kanazawa Yuwaku Edomura and the must-see spots around the Yuwaku Area.

Information about Renting Residences

The following residences may be used as a location for cultural activities, including exhibitions: former residences of the Daira Family, Takada Family, Nomoto Family, Sonoda Family, Matsushita Family, Nagai Family, lshikura Family and Yamakawa Family.
For rates, please inquire at Kanazawa Yuwaku Edomura.

Access

By car from Hokuriku Expressway I.C. / Parking available at the facilities

About 30 min. by car from Kanazawa Morimoto I.C.
About 40 min. by car from Kanazawa-Higashi I.C.
About 50 min. by car from Kanazawa-Nishi I.C

By JR

About 30 min. by taxi from JR Kanazawa Station
About 45 min. by bus from JR Kanazawa Station
(Get on at the No. 7 Bus Stop at the East Exit and get off at "Yuwaku Hot Spring.")

Kanazawa Yuwaku Edomura

920-1122 35-1 Yuwaku-Araya-machi, Kanazawa city, Ishikawa Prefecture
TEL: 076-235-1267 FAX: 076-235-1269

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金沢文化振興財団

name of the building Former Residence of the Sonoda Family

classification an Important Tangible Folk-cultural Property designated by the National Government

year of construction early 19th century

name of the building Former Residence of the Nomoto Family

classification a Tangible Cultural Property designated by Kanazawa city

year of construction early 19th century

name of the building Former Residence of the Nagai Family

classification a Tangible Cultural Property designated by Kanazawa city

year of construction middle 19th century

name of the building Former Residence of the Yamakawa Family

classification a Tangible Cultural Property designated by the Ishikawa prefecture Government

year of construction middle 19th century

name of the building Former Residence of the Ishikura Family

classification an Important Cultural Property designated by the National Government

year of construction reception area of the main house 1868
living quarters of the main house between 1869-1873

name of the building Former Residence of the Takada Family

classification a Tangible Cultural Property designated by the Ishikawa prefecture Government

year of construction early 18th century

name of the building Former Residence of the Daira Family

classification a Tangible Cultural Property designated by the Ishikawa prefecture Government

year of construction about 17th century

name of the building Former Front Gate of the Taga Family

classification a Tangible Cultural Property designated by Kanazawa city

year of construction about 18th century

name of the building Former Residence of the Matsushita Family

classification an Important Cultural Property designated by the National Government

year of construction middle 19th century