Facing Chizu’s main thoroughfare, in the Edo period the Ishitani Residence was the largest building in the Tottori feudal domain’s largest post-station town, which later became Chizu. Laid out to encircle a spacious courtyard garden, the mansion is comprised of 40 rooms, including seven earthen-walled storehouses. Built over a ten-year span in the Taisho period, the harmony of this splendid structure’s varied forms and patterns have earned it a place in Japan’s list of Important Cultural Properties as a masterpiece of extant traditional construction. Four of the seven storehouses have been converted to museums open to the public.
|Hours of Operation||10:00AM-5:00PM. Closed Wednesdays, days following national holidays, and the New Year’s period|
|Fees||Adults 500 yen, teens 400 yen, children 300 yen. Foreign passport discount: Adults 250 yen, teens 200 yen, children 150 yen with ID Address 396 Chizu, Chizu-cho, Yazu-gun, Tottori|
|Access||10 min. on foot from Chizu Station. 5 min. by car from Tottori Expwy Chizu IC. On the Web|
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