Buke Yashiki

Buke Yashiki, Matsue: Address, Phone Number, Buke Yashiki Reviews: 3.5/5

Buke Yashiki
3.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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The samurai residence consists of a main house, a nagayamon gate, and so on, and conveys the Edo period to this day. In the residence where Shiomi Kobei, who is said to have originated from Shiomimi Nawate's name, also lived there, and around 500 to 1,000 stones were replaced by a residence change.
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,700 contributions
Interesting to see a traditional Samurai house
Oct 2020
If visiting the castle in Matsue, might as well get more out of the experience and see one of the traditional Samurai houses. The house is located near the castle on a beautiful street opposite side of the moat. I came on a Sunday and there was no one here, there is a small entrance fee but you can then roam around the house and yard freely. Remember to take your shoes off upon entering the house. There is a route way and markers explaining the daily life of the past resident. I love the traditional Japanese style homes, they are kind of bland but cozy and clean. I found this attraction to be very interesting and one of those things you can say you did, which is to see a Samurai house.
Written October 15, 2020
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TassieTripping
Hobart, Australia546 contributions
Very well preserved samurai house
Sep 2019
This is located on Shiomi Nawate street behind Matsue-jo. The well-maintained complex, built for a middle ranking samurai family, consists of central building and garden, the nagaya-style gate, and the outer wall. Rebuilt after a fire in 1733, it was further restored over 3 years starting in 2016 to reflect its original appearance. The entry for foreign tourists is at a 50% discount. There is an informative English pamphlet and there are good displays in the rooms which give an interesting insight into life at the time. There is a small shop/cafe adjacent to the rest area in the garden which served delicious icecream – the fig milk and yuzu were both lovely.
Written August 11, 2020
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delphine95
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France25 contributions
A place to understand samouraï life
Oct 2019 • Solo
In the charming traditional streets in front of the castle you will find this great samourai house. Very interesting to understand the daily life samourai.
Written October 28, 2019
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Sally N
Hong Kong, China25 contributions
Interesting old samurai houses
Apr 2019 • Solo
I've seen my fair share of samurai houses and these did not disappoint. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of samurai
Written May 8, 2019
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Yasuko G
Portland, OR293 contributions
History
Mar 2019 • Solo
I always enjoy visiting Buke yashiki. This place was well preserved. Very few visitors. If you are non-Japanese citizen, admission is half off.
Written March 25, 2019
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AntarcticBound
Brisbane1,092 contributions
Ancient Residence
May 2016 • Couples
This the residence of a Middle Ranking Samurai. It is beautifully preserved and set in very nice gardens. As said in a previous post, there is an excellent brochure about the house and the uses of the various rooms. In some rooms are dummies demonstrating the use of the room and using the utensils. An excellent place to visit.
Written June 1, 2016
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ettelbruck
Helsinki, Finland640 contributions
Read the leaflet
Apr 2016 • Couples
You can walk thru this samurai residence and not understand its value.
But they have really informative leaflet. Read it, check peacefully every room and you learn so much about old days and living in Japan. Peaceful, beautiful house and yard. All this for just 150¥!
Written May 17, 2016
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Stephen S
Dapto, Australia328 contributions
TV from the 60's comes alive
Mar 2016 • Couples
My favorite TV show was the samurai. How cool to see an authentic residence. The entrance price was halved for international tourists. it was worth twice what I paid for it. There is not a lot to see and we were out in 15 minutes. However for a fan it was a highlight.
Written March 5, 2016
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Brandylady
Aberdeen, UK1,075 contributions
A glimpseof Samurai life
Oct 2015
This is a former Samurai house built in1730 and has been well preserved and maintained. You do not actually enter the house but you walk around it and with parts of the walls opened up you can view the various rooms with their furnishings and model figures. A leaflet can be picked up at the entrance naming each room and its function. It gives a good insight into Samurai life in feudal times.
Written November 19, 2015
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Aileen L
Dublin, Ireland81 contributions
Very informative
Oct 2015 • Couples
We eventually found this having passed by twice. It is between the Hearn residence and Meimei-an Teahouse. It is well preserved on a street that has been kept reasonably true to its origins. It captures the atmosphere of a middle ranking home and made clear how these homes might have functioned.
Written October 26, 2015
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