Enjoy safflower culture
Former Kashiwakura Family Residence
The Former Kashiwakura Family Residence was the home of the family of Kashiwakura Kuzaemon, a wealthy farmer who boasted the largest safflower production volume in the Murayama region, which was a special safflower production zone during the late Edo Period. With grounds measuring approx. 2,300 tsubo (7,603 m2) in area and buildings of approx. 427 tsubo (1,411 m2), this large-scale residence was designated as an Important Cultural Property in September 2019 for its high value as a high-quality farmhouse structure in the southern Tohoku region dating from the Meiji Period (1868–1912).
A high-quality combined home and warehouse with features such as a Buddhist altar room decorated with lacquer and gold leaf, the residence is a must-see for the characteristics of mansions of the Murayama region that it displays.
|Address||8 Oaza Oka, Nakayama Town, Higashimurayama County, Yamagata Prefecture|
|Opening hours||Open to the general public from April 3, 2020|
Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10：00～16：00
(Admission closes at 15:30)
Closed: Every Monday–Thursday (excluding public holidays); December 20–January 10; may be closed temporarily at other times
|Fees||Adults: 500 yen|
Junior High School Students and under: free of charge
|Car parking||Free of charge 15 parking spaces|
|Inquiries||TEL：023-662-2235 (023-687-1778 from April 3, 2020)|
|Access||Approx. 10 minutes by car from Sagae Interchange on the Yamagata Expressway|
Closest Station: Uzen-Nagasaki Station
Access from Yama-dera
[JR Senzan Line]
Yamadera Station⇒Yamagata Station (approx. 20 minutes)
[JR Aterazawa Line]
Yamagata Station⇒Uzen-Nagasaki Station (approx. 20 minutes)
Nearby site/facility information
Located nearby are the Kashiwakura Soemon Branch Family Residence and the Oka Kannon-do Hall, so take the opportunity to visit these facilities as well.
|Restaurants, Eateries||Located nearby is the Himawari Onsen Yu-Ra-Ra, so take the opportunity to visit this facility as well.|
|Hotels, Japanese-style inns||Located nearby is the Himawari Onsen Yu-Ra-Ra, so take the opportunity to visit this facility as well.|