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HistoryHayashida Dai-shoya (village headman) former Miki family residence

The Former Residence of the Miki Family is estimated to have been built in the early Edo period (1603-1868), making it one of the oldest remaining dated private homes in Hyogo Prefecture belonging to a village headman.
It is also extremely rare for a house of this period to have survived, making it an important structure in the history of private homes in Japan.
The home is surrounded by earthen walls and a garden pond to the southwest.
The site contains six buildings: the main house, a row house gate, a row house at the edge of the wall, and storehouses (a rice storehouse, internal storehouse, and a new storehouse), as well as a Shinto shrine, and a back gate.
There is also a grand gate built to allow feudal lords to enter at the west end of the row house.
The main building and six other buildings were designated as Important Tangible Cultural Properties by Hyogo Prefecture in 1990.

For inquiries outside of opening days, please contact the Cultural Properties Division at the Himeji City Board of Education at 079-221-2786

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

Bus: Take Shinki Bus to "Hayashida" bus stop, and walk about 300 m west to Hayashida Community Center, and walk about 300m south.
Car: From Taishi junction of Himeji Bypass to Himeji West Bypass, approx. 20 minutes via Route 29 / From Himeji-nishi Interchange, approx. 15 minutes via Route 29 / From Yamazaki Interchange, approx. 30 minutes via Route 29
Space for 20 cars (Large buses may also park)
Business Hours
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Last entry at 3:30 p.m.)
General 310 yen (250 yen) / High school and university students 210 yen (160 yen) / Elementary and junior high school students 100 yen (80 yen) 
*Prices in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.
*Admission free for the disabled and their caregivers upon presentation of a disability certificate.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and December 28th - January 4th
*Please note that exhibition may be suspended in case of stormy weather for the protection of cultural properties.
74 Hayashidacho Nakakamae, Himeji, Hyogo 679-4203
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