Last updated: January 22, 2019

The Old Mikami Family House

This house was registered as an important national cultural property.
The Mikami family was one of the leading merchant families in the Miyazu castle town during the Edo period. And they ran a brewery as well as a shipping and silk wholesale businesses. They also played an important role in the finance of teh Miyazu-Han(Miyazu clan). The house was also used to welcome aristocratic guests including members of the royal family.

In 1783 their house burned down, so the main building was given a fireproof structure with great lacquer painted walls and earthen doors that surround the outer columns. This house is really high quality and luxurious.

Tours of the house are available where visitors can see the old brewing tools used to make sake and old sewing machines and other household objects.  The house has a beautiful garden made to be viewed by guests in the sitting position as well as elaborately crafted architectural pieces including kugi-kakushi (nail covers) throughout the house.

Many turtles live in the garden`s pond and swim over to the shore when visitors clap their hands expecting to be fed.  Feel free to try clapping your hands and see if you can be a turtle charmer.

For more details, please view our brochure by clicking on the link below.

Spot Name The Old Mikami Family House
Address 1850 Kawara, Miyazu, Kyoto [ Map ]
Opening Hours 9:00am-5:00pm
(Please enter before 30 minuted before closing.)
Regular Holiday December 29th to January 3rd
Usage Fee Adult: 350 yen
Child: 250 yen
Under 5 years old: free
Reference The Old Mikami Family House

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1850 Kawara, Miyazu, Kyoto
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Access 15 minute walk from Amanohashidate Station
8 minute drive from Miyazu Amanohashidate IC
Parking 3 (free)
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