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Western Honshu Sights

Mori Ogai Kyutaku (Old House of Ogai Mori)

  • 1–230 Machida Map It
  • Tsuwano
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 09/20/2013

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While spartan, the house is worth a visit to commemorate the achievements of this gifted genius who called Tsuwano his home. Ogai Mori (1862–1922), son of the head physician to the daimyo of Shimane, became a doctor at the young age of 19 and, in spite of courting trouble for his outspoken criticism of Japan's backward ways, went on to become the author of such acclaimed novels as The Wild Geese and Vita Sexualis. He was also a prominent figure in the fledgling

government behind the Meiji Restoration. From Tsuwano Station it's a 12-block walk south along the main road, or take the bus and get off at Ogai Kyukyo-mae.

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Sight Information

Address:

1–230 Machida, Kanoashi-gun, Tsuwano, Shimane-ken, 699-5611, Japan

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Phone:

0856-72–3210

Sight Details:

  • ¥600
  • Tues.–Sun. 9–5

Updated 09/20/2013

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