Facilities & Locations

Former Maejima Family Residence

Former Maejima Family Residence Nagano Prefecture Treasure

The oldest samurai residence in Matsushiro

  • 15 min
  • Free
  • Open
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The home of one of the Sanada clan’s long-time vassals.
The main building was built in 1759, and it is the oldest building among the samurai residences remaining in Matsushiro.
Its notable features include the thatched roof from the time it was built and the alcove seen in traditional Japanese houses.
The alcove had two purposes: one, it symbolized that the room was for guests, and two, it indicated the family’s social status.

Highlights of Former Maejima Family Residence

About the Maejima Family

About the Maejima Family

Entryway

Entryway

Garden

Garden

Interior

Interior

Location・Opening Hours・InquiriesInquiry

Location
〒381-1231
1105 Matsushiro, Matsushiro-machi, Nagano
Inquiries
TEL:0120-691-792
Hours
9:00–17:00 (Last entry 16:30)
Closed
Generally open year-round

Admission fee

FREE

Access ・ Parking lot

Public transportation
Bus:
30 min from Nagano Station’s Zenkoji exit.
Board the Alpico Bus (No. 30) bound for Matsushiro at boarding point #3.
Get off at the Matsuyamacho Iriguchi bus stop and walk 3 min.
Private vehicle
10 min from the Nagano Interchange
Parking
Around 4 regular vehicles
Accessibility
Multipurpose toilet