Hirakawa Family Housing (National Treasure)
Hirakawa Family Housing (National Treasure)
Hirakawa Family Housing (National Treasure)
Hirakawa Family Housing (National Treasure) Hirakawa Family Housing (National Treasure) Hirakawa Family Housing (National Treasure)

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The residential farmhouse, located near the borders of Oita Prefecture in Ukiha, was built in the mid-Edo period and the Tanigawa River, a tributary of Chikugo River, flows through the back of the house. The main building is U-shaped in plan and was constructed in a style commonly known as kudo-zukuri because it resembles a kudo (Japanese wood or charcoal fuelled cook stove). In the barn, there is a bathroom where its former occupants shower using tubs and buckets instead of in a bathtub, offering a glimpse into their simple and reasonable lifestyle. These buildings are the first residential house in Fukuoka to be designated as a National Treasure.

  • Address

    383-1 Ukihamachi Tagomori, Ukiha, Fukuoka

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  • Entry fee

    Free

  • Opening Hours

    -

  • Closed

    -

  • Website

    http://welcome-ukiha.jp/tourist/no/000...

  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    First residential house in Fukuoka to be designated as a National Treasure.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    20 minutes by bus from JR Ukiha Station to Biju. It is a 5-minute walk from there.

    30 minutes from Haki IC on Oita Expressway.

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