Inshu-Ikeda House Gate

Travel Information

The Gate of the Inshu-Ikeda House (旧因州池田屋敷表門) is one of remaining Edo Daimyo's gates. It is relocated inside of Ueno Museum. This gate is also known as the black gate, and it is the highest rank gate during Edo Period.

Tourist Info.
You can see it from the street. If you want see it closer, enter Ueno Museum.

0. at Ueno Station.
2. walk west (20 min.)

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Inshu-Ikeda House Gate

This was the gate to the Edo residence of the Ikeda clan, daimyo of Inaba province, current Tottori prefecture. Originally, constructed in the Marunouchi area and relocated to Takanawadai in 1892, where it served as the gate to the crown prince's palace. It was subsequently transfeered to the Takamatsu no miya household before being restored and reconstructed in the current location in 1954. The style and construction methods suggest it was originally built in Edo period, however the exact date remains unknown. Reafturing a hipped-gable roof and twin sentry boxes with bargeboarded gables, this is a highly formal example of a dimyo residence gate. It was designated as Important Cultural Property in September 1951.