The Hojo’s Residence

A sophisticated Japanese-style old house, where a Kampo doctor resided

This residence is home of the Hojo Family, who started Kampo medical practices in the Edo Period (1603-1867), and passed down the name of "Doeki" from generation to generation. (Kampo is a Chinese traditional herbal medicine.) Past the solid, thatched Nagayamon gate, you can see the main building (a designated National Important Cultural Property) of the residence characterised by a thatched roof and narrow wooden frames. The main building is considered to have been built in the late 18th century. There are also a rice barn, a miso (bean paste) barn and a storehouse for valuable commodities within the spacious grounds surrounded by trees.

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Address
Izumi, Sado, Niigata 952-1212
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 35 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Izumi(Honsen (Main Line)) Approx. 30 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
Not Available

About by car from Ryotsu Port.