Kyu Abumi-ya [Former Residence of Abumi-ya Family]

Kyu Abumi-ya [Former Residence of Abumi-ya Family] きゅうあぶみや
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The residence has passed down the prosperity of the family during Edo era which contributed the maritime trade in Japan. It is built in typical Machiya style with Ishioki-Sugiwakabuki roof; once inside, straw-matted parlors and wood-floored rooms are located on both sides of the 18-meter earthen-floored corridor.
At that time, Abumiya Family was so prosperous that Saikaku Ihara described their wealth in his “Nippon Eitaigura.”
Abumiya Family also served Machidoshiyori [town official] as the head of Sakata Sanjurokunin-shu and played an important role in town politics.
  • Name Kyu Abumi-ya [Former Residence of Abumi-ya Family]
  • Location 1-14-20 Nakamachi, Sakata-shi
  • Phone number 0234-22-5001
  • Business Hours 9:00-16:30
  • Closed on Mondays from December to February (when Monday falls on national holiday, the facility closes on the next day)
    New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3)
    ※No fixed holiday from March to November
  • Access From JR Sakata Station: 6 min by car
    From Sakata Interchange of Nihonkai Tohoku Expressway: about 15 min by car
  • Parking lot The city hall parking is available
  • Contact information Kyu Abumi-ya [Former Residence of Abumi-ya Family]
  • Others Designated as national cultural heritage in 1984
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[Last updated] November 29, 2019
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