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 closed.

Admissions

Adults:¥310 / Groups (20 people or more):¥260
65 years or elder:¥210 / 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