Former residence of Honma Family [本間家旧本邸]

Former residence of Honma Family
Former residence of Honma Family
Photo by Yamagata Prefecture

A gate of Former residence of Honma Family
A gate of the residence
Photo by Yamagata Prefecture

Former residence of Honma Family is located 1.3 km south-southeast of JR Sakata station.
There is Former Abumiya residence about 200 meters west of this spot.

Honma family had been a landowner in Sakata since the late 17th century, and it was said that the family was the richest merchant in Japan.

This residence was built as a lodgement for officials of Edo government by the head of Honma Family in 1768.

Later, it was given to Honma Family, since that, it was used as the main residence of Honma Family.

A room in Former residence of Honma Family
A room in the residence
Photo by Yamagata Prefecture

The garden of Former residence of Honma Family
The garden in the residence
Photo by Yamagata Prefecture

The residence is combined with architectural styles for both samurai and merchant.
It is said that this style is rare in Japan.

How to get here

Walk for 1.3 km from JR Sakata station. (About 20 minutes)

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Hotels in Sakata city

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Honma Museum of Art Somaro restaurant Former Abumiya residence Sankyo warehouse Domon Ken Museum of Photography Tamasudare falls

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