Kitahara Hakushu’s Parents’ Home and Museum


Kitahara Hakushu was one of the Japan’s most noteworthy modern poets, active from the Meiji era to the early Showa period.
Most Japanese people are well-acquainted with his works such as ”Amefuri (Ameamefurefure)”, ”Machibouke” and ”Karatachi-no-hana.” Hakushu, who left behind countless works that are beloved even today, was born and raised in Yanagawa.

Kitahara Hakushu’s parents’ home ran a seafood wholesale store that had belonged to purveyors to the Yanagawa government for generations. When his father came of age, he started sake brewery that came to be one of the biggest in the Yanagawa Domain. Unfortunately, most of the house was lost in 1901 by fire and only the main house remained. The whole house was restored in November of 1969. Within the house numerous items are on display, such as Hakushu’s works, personal items, as well as items related to the natural scenery of Yanagawa.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 832-0065 福岡県柳川市沖端町55-1
Address 55-1 Okinohatamachi, Yanagawa City
Telephone Number 0944-72-6773(北原白秋生家・記念館)
Contact Kitahara Hakushu’s Birthplace/Municipal Museum
Fax Number 0944-74-3810
Open 9:00〜17:00
*Admission until 16:30
Closed 12/29〜1/1
Price Entry Fees
Adults 400 JPY
High School/College Students 350 JPY
Elementary/Middle Students 150 JPY
Car Park None
Access 20 minutes from Miyama Yanagawa IC by car

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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