Old Abumiya Residence

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Old Abumiya Residence(旧鐙屋) was used to be the major warehouse of Sakata, Yamagata. In Edo period, Abumiya controlled the shipping industry. This house was used for the hotel for all traders and merchants. It is a great house that constructed in 1845. The house contains the 2 gardens, 13 rooms, store office and kitchen.

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There is no parking.
Admission: 320 yen for adult, 210 yen for high and Collage, 100 yen for kids. There is a group discount.
Business Hour: 9:00 to 16:30
Close: Monday (only Dec. to Feb.)

0. at Sakata Station.
1. walk.

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Old Abumiya Residence

In the early 17th century, Sozaemon Abumiya was a big shipping agent in Sakata, Yamagata Prefecture. He was the chairman of 36 members of the town assembly. The prosperity of his shipping business was mentioned in Nippon Eitaigura, a famous novel written by Saikaku Ihara during the Edo period.

This residence, reconstructed in 1845, is a good exapmle of a typical merchant house from that period.