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 by car
Nearest bus stop
Izumi(Honsen (Main Line)) Approx. 30 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
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