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Updated:March 18, 2021

Samurai Houses of Sakura

History and Culture, Experiences

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 Summary

Sakura was an influential castle town during Japan’s Edo period (1603-1867) and the Samurai Houses of Sakura are vestiges of that storied past. The oldest of these three houses, the Tajima family house, has remained at this site since it was built in the early 1800’s, while the other two were relocated here from the surrounding areas. Visitors can tour around the property, enter two of the houses, and view artifacts that were excavated from the original properties.

 Helpful Tips

The Samurai Houses of Sakura are featured in the Sakura City themed RPG smartphone game, Tenrin’s Sakura. Visitors can download the game in English or Japanese to play while they tour around Sakura.

General Information

Location Name Samurai Houses of Sakura
Address Miyakoji-machi 57, Sakura City, Chiba
Hours & Admission Closed Mondays (if a holiday falls on that Monday, closed on the following Tuesday), New Year holidays (December 28-January 4), occational unfixed holidays
Admission Fees Adults 210 yen (150 yen), Students 100 yen (70 yen) 
  *Prices in (  ) are for groups with 20 people or more
Parking Available at Bukeyashiki Parking
 *When Bukeyashiki (Samurai residences) are closed, not available. The number of cars is limited.

 Access & Directions

By Car Higashi-Kanto Expressway: From Sakura IC (20 min.)
Public Transportation  By train
10-minute walk from Sakura Station on the JR Sobu Line
15-minute walk from Sakura Station on the Keisei Line
 By bus
From Sakura Station on the JR Sobu Line, take the bus bound for Keisei Sakura Station, 5-munute walk from Miyakojimachi Stop / From Keisei Sakura Station, take the bus bound for JR Sakura, 5-munute walk from Miyakojimachi Stop

 

Contact Information

Facility Name Bukeyashiki
Home Page http://www.city.sakura.lg.jp/
Other Information 043-486-2947