Former Residence of Ito Denemon


A former residence of Denemon Ito, a coalmine king of Chikuho area, and Byakuren Yanagihara, a queen of Chikugo area.
Even now, the Former Residence of Ito Denemon with an amazing 1,500 square meter garden retains the gorgeousness it had when poet Byakuren Yanagihara lived there during her 10 year marriage to Ito Denemon. By Byakuren’s requests, a Western-style reception room in the art nouveau style, a dining room and study room, and even a flushable toilet were built in the residence for the first time in Kyushu. Because of its architectural value, the residence is a precious cultural heritage of the Taisho, Meiji, and Showa eras.
In the residence tour, you can feel the prosperous of the mining industry at the time.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 820-0066 福岡県飯塚市幸袋300
Address 300 Kobukuro, Izuka City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0948-22-9700
Fax Number 0948-25-2930
Open 9:30am - 5pm (last entry by 4:30pm)
Closed Every Wednesday (building is open on holidays)
New Year’s Holidays (from December 29 to January 3)
Building is not closed during events
Price *High school students and older: 300 yen (240 yen)
*Elementary and junior high school students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*( ) are the prices per person for groups of 20 or more.
*Students (from elementary through high school) can enter free only on Saturdays and Sundays
Car Park Free parking at Former Residence of Ito Den-emon and in Kobukuro Research Park
capacity: 130 vehicles (tour bus spaces available)
Access *About a 45 minute drive from Fukuoka Interchange off of the Kyushu Expressway
*About a 30 minute drive from Yahata Interchange off of the Kyushu Expressway
*About a 50 minute drive off of the Chikugo Ogori Interchange off of the Kyushu Expressway
*About a 10 minute drive from the Honamihigashi Interchange off of the Yakiyama Bypass
*About a 10 minute drive from JR Fukuhoku Yutaka Line Shin-Iizuka Station
*About a 2 minute walk from Nishitetsu Bus Kobukuro/Kyu Ito Denemon tei(Former Residence of Ito Denemon) bus stop after getting on the bus bound for Akaike Kogyo Danchi/Kegachi from Iizuka bus center.
 ※ Denemon go (special buses to Ito Denemon tei) runs 3round-trips daily from Nishitetsu Tenjin bus center.
*About a 2 minute walk from JR Kyushu Bus Kobukuro Honmachi bus stop

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


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