Kyushu Sights

Former residence of Hosokawa Gyobu (Kyu-Hosokawa Gyobu-tei)

  • 3–1 Furukyo-machi Map It
  • Kumamoto
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

This private home was built in 1646 for the Hosokawa family, who took power at the behest of Tokugawa in 1611—and whose local lineage produced Japan's former Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa (served 1993–94). It's an excellent example of traditional shoin-zukuri construction.

Sight Information


3–1 Furukyo-machi, Kumamoto, Kumamoto-ken, 860-0007, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥300; ¥640 includes Kumamoto Castle
  • Mar.–Nov., daily 8:30–6; Dec.–Feb., daily 8:30–5

Published 12/10/2015


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